Bonsai Society Show - 2019
Wisley, England United Kingdom
Come and enjoy the fascinating competition classes and fabulous bonsai displays!
Along with advice and demonstrations on growing them from seed as well as care information aimed at beginners through to experienced growers. There will be plants and bonsai equipment for sale. The Wisley Plant Centre will also host a re-potting, styling and advice service. Visitors should bring their bonsai trees to The Plant Centre by 12noon on either 23rd or 24th March, from £5 per tree.
Bonsai literally translated from Japanese means planted in a container. It is an art form is derived from an ancient Chinese horticultural practice, part of which was then redeveloped under the influence of Japanese Zen Buddhism. It has been around for well over a thousand years. The ultimate goal of growing a Bonsai is to create a miniaturized but realistic representation of nature in the form of a tree. Bonsai are not genetically dwarfed plants, in fact, any tree species can be used to grow one. Techniques such as pinching buds, pruning and wiring branches, and carefully restricting but not abandoning fertilizers are used to limit and redirect healthy growth.