Here you will find recent news from the Cheshire Bonsai Society, including show news and meetings news.

July 2022

RHS Flower Show Tatton Park.
This month the society was proud to put on a display at the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park. As a society, we have a proud tradition of putting displays on at the show, with Gold medals galore. But this year was something else. This year, we were put in amongst all of the professionals in the brilliant Floral Marquee, and….
We won another lovely Gold medal, but we were shocked to also be awarded Best Exhibit In The Floral Marquee! A massive achievement for anyone showing Bonsai, let alone a small society like us!
With the coveted best in marquee, came a flurry of press interest, from The RHS press, BBC Radio, Local Guardian papers among others, a massive boost to the society. Hopefully it will bring with it some new members – The main reason we show at Tatton.
A very quick clip of Matt our Membership Secretary featured on BBC Radio Stoke:
Article in the Guardians:

June 2022

This Month we had the Club Show. Which is always an exciting evening, with dozens of great trees on display. The trees were voted on by the membership and we had a guest judge Duncan Hield. Certificates and Prizes were awarded for Best In Category and Best In Show.

April 2022

Last night the society was treated to a talk by guest speaker Tony Tickle. Tony spoke about his process of collecting native trees for use as bonsai, with countless tips and tricks to help, many of which can be applied to our bonsai. He also brought with him a large collected Hawthorn to show the benefits of his experience and techniques.

We were also lucky to have Tony critique a couple of members trees, carrying out a bit of work on an impressive goat willow (Salix caprea).

And to top a packed evening, Simon Jones put on a display of some of his fantastic trees. 🙂

October 2021:

This month we had Rammon Hamers come to the meeting to give a talk and demonstration. Members chose between a Pine and a Taxus (Yew) for what tree they wanted Rammon to work on. They chose the Taxus.

Over 2.5 hours, with lots of helpful information and advice, Rammon turned this rather uninspiring Yew into a fantastic early stages bonsai.

The tree will be raffled among the members at next month’s meeting, and we look forward to seeing it develop :).

RHS Flower Show Tatton Park

July 2021 – The Cheshire Bonsai Society has put on a display of members trees at The RHS Flower Show Tatton Park. Winning another gold medal for our collection!

June 2021 – Arley Hall Garden Festival

The Cheshire Bonsai Society was pleased to return to the Arley Hall Garden Festival. Where our display of members trees in the Floral Marquee won us another Gold medal.

Arley 2021

February 2021: New Year, no change! The Cheshire Bonsai Society is still here! But current lockdown rules mean we are unable to host our meetings.

September 2020: Corona Update.
The new “Rule of 6” law has ended any possibility of meetings resuming this month. The Committee is committed to restarting meetings in a safe, legal way, and will share widely when the next meeting will go ahead.

March 2020: As per current government guidelines around the Coronavirus crises, all Cheshire Bonsai Society meetings have been cancelled for the foreseeable future. We hope to restart them as soon as we can.

RHS Flower Show Tatton Park 2019

Continuing from our long line of success at RHS Tatton, this year the society won another GOLD medal, but was also awarded with BEST EXHIBIT IN THE PLANT HUB, a wonderful award that pays tribute to the hard work put in by the members to create our fantastic display.

Arley Hall Garden Festival

In 2019 we put on our first display at the Arley Hall Garden Festival. The show was well attended, in a beautiful setting. It helps that we won Gold!

Poynton Flower Show 2019

In 2019 members of the society put on a display at the Poynton Flower Show, in which we won Gold.