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2016 MBS Programme

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Check out MBS updated Programme for 2016.

It now includes Bearsted Fete.

Come and join the fete with a bonsai twist   🙂



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After a very successful AGM a new committee was elected and they will soon be taking the helm and shaping the programme for next year.

I would like to thank everyone for their support over my last 11 years on the committee in various roles and its with a heavy heart I say goodbye to focus on my pots at Stone Monkey Ceramics and other things.

I am sure the club will carry on being successful and grow from strength to strength under its new leadership.

All the best and thanks


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Next months Meeting


Next month see’s the annual AGM, voting in of new committee members and the proposed programme being finialised for the forthcoming year. 

Please make the effort to attend the AGM, it’s your club and you decide on its future and what happens. 

This will be followed by the usual annual club auction where all unwanted bonsai related goodies will be auctioned off, many a bargain to be had. 

Auction - Word and Gavel for Final Bid

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EBA New Talent Competition Vilnius Lithuania

As many of you know our esteemed Bonsai friend and good all round Spanglish buddy Jose was selected to take part in the New Talent Competition final at this years European Bonsai Association in Vilnius in Lithuania. Jose did very very well coming in the top 5 of all the contestants, well done Jose we are so proud of you my friend.

Here are a few shots that have been provided by Alex who accompanied Jose in his Bonsai Quest to Eastern Europe, thanks Alex for passing on the pictures


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Next Months Meeting Monday 7th Sept

  The next meeting at the club on Monday 7th September sees Rammon “MC” Hammers come to the club to work on members trees. So if you have a bonsai that your finding problems with staying and getting right or are just completely stuck bring your tree along. For those that don’t know Rammon has apprenticed with Graham Potter a leading artist in the bonsai field. Rammon is a fantastic talented Bonsai Artist in his own right and one of the faces on the future bonsai circuit. 


Bonsai World Show 2015

This weekend gone saw the Bonsai Wolrd show at the K2 Sports centre in Crawley. Whilst MBS did not exhibit as a club a few members exhibited in their own right with the “Messiahs of Misery” Shi-Ten putting on a display, a few awards were won also. 

  Dave Green’s beautiful Yew from David Benevente in Spain won Best in Show. Well done Dave. 

  Les won Best Mame for his Hinoki Cypress on Simon’s Mame Display

  Dean’s infamous Needle Juniper apathy named “Cuddles” in all his glory

 Keit’s beautiful Trident maple on rock looked superb. 

  Les’ beautiful blackthorn in Stone Monkey Pot on a Doug Mudd table. Wonderful combo!



 And Shi-Ten’s display (3 previous pictures) in all their guerilla glory.