Maidstone Bonsai Society

Japanese Trees in the Garden of England

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I’ll get by will a little help from my friends….

Will Adams Festival Gillingham Park 2018, saw Maidstone Bonsai Society’s display team in full effect, always a well-attended event, and a big thank you to all who showed so much interest, and enjoyed the tree’s we displayed.

As always we like to display any tree that a member wants to display and is happy to talk about, showing the club has members in many levels of their Bonsai journey, from beginner to old oak!



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September Club Night

Is it fall? or Autumn either way, the weather is on the change. I’m pleased to report lots of people with scissors happily snipping away, and some made it to the tree of the month table.

Maidstone Bonsai will be at the Will Adams Festival at Gillingham Park, Kent, this Saturday the 8th of September, a free event to the public recognising “Will Adams” and all things Japanese.

Tree’s will be on display, supplied by our club members. Come along for a chat or any bonsai questions you might have!


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February Meeting

The months seem to be coming around faster and faster as we get older ! such a pity the trees do not grow that fast. February was the re-potting workshop and help session for both experienced bonsai keepers and members that had never re-potted a tree before, there was a vast amount of experience available for a task that some members can find quite daunting for the first time and a good night was had by all as can be seen from the pics. there was also a good selection of pots available from T B Bonsai pots for members to buy and use on the night as some did.

we also had members that had just retuned from Neolanders 2017 with all the news of who had won what and what a fabulous show it was this year, this was mainly Alex Rudd who is our chairman and damn fine chap, he never seems to stand still always wanting to help other members.

we have also started the raffles again and on offer this month was a catoniaster donated by Zaks Bonsai nursery in Kent and Also, being the type of guy he is Alex purchased two of T B Bonsai pots and Donated one to the Raffle ( this will go in next months ) second prize was chocolates and finally a runner up cash prize.

don’t forget that new members are very welcome, come along and have a look at what we are up to you might like it !.

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Pots Pots Pots

Well we started the year off with a lesson in Pots from our resident expert Alex and assisted by the Fountain of knowledge Dean, who ever thought there was so much to learn about the bonsai pot, its history the markings right down to specific glazes for specific pots. the two hour lecture was both informative and and imaganative, and Alex brought just a few of his thousands of pots (i kid you not) to show the group and to hand around for first hand explanations.

Alex is more than happy to do this talk for others just contact him vie the Society and have a chat with him.

Next month the year really starts as we get stuck in to the repotting process, so all members do not forget to bring with you your trees and pots but  also soil, wire, tools and anything else that you may need for the hands on demo. All newcomers also welcome to come and see what its all about.

see you all next month