Maidstone Bonsai Society

Japanese Trees in the Garden of England


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Weekend Workshop

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 alerudd@hotmail.co.uk to reserve your place.


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July club night

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!


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Bearstead Show

ok, last Saturday was the Bearstead show and for most of the day it was a fine day and the stand was well attended by all ages, some that showed an interest in attending the club at the next meeting. Then about 2:30 pm the heavens opened in a really bad way and the crowd of approx 2000 + Made a beeline for the local pubs, never to be seen again, it all stopped raining for 4:30 when we packed up and headed home, all in all a good day was had.


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Pots and All

ok, so i am now halfway into my pottery course at Aylsford Priory and inspiration on pots is high, I’m doing mainly Shohin, mame and accent pots at the moment but I’m sure i will progress onto some bigger ones, have a look and tell me what you think, good or bad, they still need firing and glazing but its a start and I’m sure club members will be interested.IMG_6187 IMG_6188 IMG_6189 IMG_6190 IMG_6191 IMG_6192 IMG_6193 IMG_6194


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June at the club

June was a standard club night sorting out problem trees, giving advise and getting on with the normal jobs within the bonsai world, de-leafing, touching up and top dressing, also lots of conversations and plans for the forthcoming Bearstead Show on the 25th of June when members will be displaying there trees for all to see, so make sure if your in the area that you pop along and have a look and a chat the the experts that will be on sight. I’m also going to publish a few pics of the june meeting and the trees that members came in with.

 

see you at the show.IMG_0107 IMG_0108 IMG_0109 IMG_0110 IMG_0111 IMG_0112 IMG_0113 IMG_0114 IMG_0115 IMG_0116 IMG_0117

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