Congratulations Alan McManus, one of our members, who for the first time in living memory managed to win the Craig Wallace Award at Belfast Parks Autumn Fair. His Hinoki Cypress having won best in Show within the bonsai classes was put forward for the best exhibit in the whole horticultural show and won! Pictured above is Alan receiving his award from Brian McKinley from Belfast Parks.
Well done Alan, a feat unlikely to repeated anytime soon.
The usual meeting this Friday 13th September at Cregagh Cummunity Centre has been changed to a different venue and time.
The meeting will now be held at The set up for the Autumn Fair at Botanic Gardens, Belfast starting at 7pm.
Due to the clash of events and our desire to encourage members to exhibit at the Autumn Fair we will be combining the two on Friday evening. I would encourage members to exhibit a tree both for their own experience and for the pleasure of the public. We can learn a lot from exhibiting our bonsai. There will be a selection of stands and accents available on the night for those without to chose from. Experienced hands will be there to assist with set up.
This weekend, Saturday 3rd August 10-5pm and Sunday 4th August 1-5pm the Northern Ireland Bonsai Society will be in the Walled Garden at Greenmount Campus in Antrim. We will have a small display of bonsai along side a ‘Have a go at Bonsai’ with club members working on their own trees and allowing the public to watch and join in.
Why not come along for a walk around the walled garden and also visit the Koi show taking place as well.