Maidstone Bonsai Society

Japanese Trees in the Garden of England

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Next Months Meeting 5th August 2013

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Next months meeting see’s Lee Verhorevoort at the club for one of his well loved and always enjoyed Tree Critique and Workshop. So remember to bring your trees along for Lee to have a look at and give advise on. Don’t forget to bring your tool roll too so you can put some of Lee’s advice into practise there and then.

See you there


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Fujikawa Kouka-en DVD Series

In 2013, the Fujikawa Kouka-en team began filming and producing a new DVD mini-documentary series focused on introducing the world-class bonsai material created and maintained at Kouka-en nursery in Osaka, Japan.

The first part of this new series has just been released and is available for sale worldwide.  Fujikawa Kouka-en 2013 Vol. I features some of the best bonsai art in Japan, with an in-depth look at a wide array of pieces maintained at Kouka-en.

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The cost for Fujikawa Kouka-en 2013 Vol. I is 3,000 yen (appx. $30US) including shipping worldwide.  If you would like to purchase this brand new, must-have DVD, please use our PAYPAL link on this page.  Thank you!


Who fancies getting “Down and Dirty?”

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Sadly, this is not an offer to go Yamadori hunting in the Spring but something that is just as fun and in the warm! As many of you are aware Andy is having a sabatical from Bonsai Ceramics but has offered MBS members the opportunity to make their very own Bonsai pots. What a chance to learn from a “master” and he don’t make a bad brew either! Les & I took place at a Workshop at Willowbog a few years ago and loved every minute.

The Workshop would be an all day affair with the cahnce to make a couple of pots. Numbers will be limited and if it proves successful it could become a regular feture for the Club. Full details and costs are sketchy at the moment but he’s just looking for interest at this time. So if anyone fancies a go at making a “real” pot please drop me a line at and then I can collate everything together and speak to teacher!

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Bearsted Fayre 2013

Every year the club attend the Bearsted Fayre and put on a fine display of Bonsai for all to enjoy, selling some raffle tickets and hoping to recruit new members too. This year we attempted to recruit someone famous, didn’t you Keith! Well done to all for the sterling effort and thanks to Kaddy Lee-Preston for opening the fayre, taking the time to talk to the club members, admire the trees and make Keith’s day.

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