Ok, so next month is the AGM for the club when we sort out next years program and club fees and all the administration involved in running the club for another year. thats the boring stuff but what you may not be aware of is that we have an auction on the same night when the boring stuff is over, and this year we have a considerable amount of tree,s to auction, mainly from an ill member of the club who has decided to hand up his snips and pass his work on to somebody worthy, we would like to collect as much money as possible for this person so i ask that you come along and spend your hard earned cash on a fab tree and all for a good cause, if i can get some picts of the items that will be available on the night i will publish them. just remember we meet on the first Monday of the month at around 7.30pm.
The Club Attended its regular yearly attendance at the Will Adams Festival in Gillingham Kent this month, it was a larger display than the club is usually comfortable with and unfortunately manpower was not fantastic for that weekend. but the team who attended did an outstanding job on the day as you can see from the pics, and a big thank you goes out to all those that made the day a success from all us lightweights that could not attend on the day .
i am reliably informed that the weekend was a great success and all that attended had a fab time, very informative and practical, the rain stayed off for the two days and much work was completed as you can see from the photos. I’m sure that with the succes of the weekend more will be planned for next year and again Bonsai people from all over the uk will gather in Kent to get there tree,s sorted.
Maidstone Bonsai Society are hosting a special workshop weekend with the fantastic Peter Warren on the 3rd and 4th of September.
Peter studied in Japan under a leading bonsai master and is a highly acclaimed and well respected professional bonsai artist.
Spaces are limited with prices at just £40 for one day or £60 for both with lunch teas, and coffees included. We are taking deposits of 50% now to secure your place.
Weekend workshops can cost over £200 so please contact us and book your place asap to avoid disappointment.
Workshops will run from 10am till 5pm, on Saturday 3rd September, and Sunday 4th September. Exact location tbc within a week, however there will be cover should it decide to rain!
Bring your trees, tools, and any equipment you might need (power will be available), and Peter will work with each participant at stages throughout the day, to aid and guide you in the work on your tree(s)
Take your hobby that step further with one of Europe’s best! This will be a fun, informative and productive day, so please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your place.
ok, so i have finished my pottery course at Aylsford priory and i have pots coming out of my ears, just a few for you to look at, if you like what you see and you want some, let me know and we can sort something out. i have all sorts of sizes, shapes, colours and can create from a drawing if you want something different.
Club night on the 4th July was a very good night under the
Guidance of Peter Warren who told us all we needed to know about junipers, with a fantastic styling demo which you can see from the photos. It was very well attended by the members and a few well known faces turned up for the talk and a cup of tea.
ALL WELCOME! … Peter Warren of Saruyama will be giving a talk and demonstration on all aspects of Juniper care this Monday 4th July at Maidstone bonsai society.
Make sure you don’t miss this opportunity to see one of the UK’s top bonsai artists and learn how to style your juniper and keep it in the best of health.
The night is just £3 for members and £5 for non-members, so we look forward to seeing you on Monday!