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Meeting reviews

News, photographs and reviews from recent meetings
Member's Workshop - May 2024

The workshop allowed members to work on their trees, seek advice and have a general social evening. 

As usual, members also displayed a tree which were discussed at the end of the evening.

6 Trees Event - April 2024

The April meeting of NBS was what we refer to as our '6 Trees Event'. Basically this is an evening where the club supplies a number of plants (6) obtained from a garden centre with potential to be developed into a bonsai. What happened was that, on arrival, each club member is allocated a random number which will coincide with a table with the same number, so everyone with No1 will be at table No1. The table numbers will be put into a draw and the first table number out of the draw will get first choice of the available plants. This way it's completely random which tree you end up working on with your group. It's not intended to be a competition to see who can make the best tree, although the results of the evening's work could easily be assessed for awards of merit. It's about having a bit of fun and learning how to shape a tree from (perhaps) very unlikely material. At the end of the evening the trees will be auctioned off to club members.

As usual, members also displayed a tree which were discussed at the end of the evening.

Workshop with Corin Tomlinson - March 2024

Here are a couple of photos from the workshop day at NBS with Corin Tomlinson from Greenwood Bonsai leading the way. A good day had by all, and great to see 3 members from Bedford Bonsai Society joining us for the day.

Member Workshop - March 2024

We had a very active workshop session with members working on their trees, asking and receiving help and advice where needed and having a great chat.

As usual, members brought along a tree for display and discussion.

Dave Penny - Saikei Presentation February 2024

We had an excellent presentation from Dave Penny last night on the art and practise of Saikei planting. Dave explained the history of, and differences between, Penjing, Bonkei, and Saikei, and proceeded with the construction of a new planting arrangement. He also brought several examples of long-established plantings from his own collection.

As usual, members brought along a tree for display and discussion.