Kaizen Bonsai Ltd were very pleased to be able to sponsor this excellent event over the weekend of 10/11 August. I think the organising committee have put together one of the best quality events I have seen in the U.K over the last 20 years. I was told that without our contribution the event would not happen so, money well spent.

As well as a trade show the event hosted displays by many individuals and bonsai clubs. I have to say the club displays are amongst the best I have seen anywhere. It’s great for us to be able to put something back into the bonsai community. We hope to continue our relationship with this show and also hope that many more UK bonsai enthusiasts will make this a ‘must see’ event in the future. From a personal perspective I have to say that, until I began travelling to events like this, my bonsai journey was very painful and unfulfilling. Large exhibitions like this are a great opportunity to meet knowledgable folk and be inspired.

On Sunday morning before the show opened I had a moment to take a look around the bonsai on display. Below are a few pictures of bonsai that particularly attracted me. I was especially struck by the feeling of peace and serenity that pervaded these lovely little trees. Many folk are looking for a wow factor in bonsai but, as I get older I really appreciate the quiet serenity of mature bonsai trees many of which are easily overlooked in todays chaotic world.