THE much delayed show by the Midland Bonsai Society is to be finally held on Sunday, October 17 at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, on Westbourne Road. Edgbaston.
Running from 10.30am to 4pm entry to the show is free once entry has been gained to the Gardens and has a host of attractions on show:
· An exhibition of trees by members who will be competing in various classes
· A display by Redditch Bonsai Society
· Talks at midday and 2pm about growing bonsai from scratch
· Demonstrations throughout the day
· A tombola with an eclectic range of prizes
· David Cheshire Bonsai will be offering the chance to buy trees and bonsai sundries
· Funky Fish Ceramics will be selling their range of pots
· Society members will also be on hand to offer advice
Judith Davidson, who chairs both the Midland and Redditch Bonsai Societies said: “Bonsai is both a hobby and an art form.
“There are a lot of misconceptions about it too. It’s true some trees can cost hundreds of pounds, but you can also grow them from cuttings and seeds too which cost very little.
“It’s a hobby that’s open to all ages too – all you need is a little bit of patience.”
The Midlands Bonsai Society meets regularly at Moseley Cricket Club on Streetsbrook Road.
It’s aim is to practice the ancient art of bonsai and features a varied programme of events including talks, demonstrations, and workshops.
For more information call 07803 593024 or visit www.midlandbonsai.org