The Final Countdown

Well folks, it’s the final countdown.  Spirit of Shohin 2016 is a mere week away from us.

In case you’ve been on a lunar mission or stuck in a traffic jam (I’m told on the M25 that’s pretty much the same thing) for the last few months, here is a quick resumé:

Spirit of Shohin is the flagship exhibition of British Shohin Bonsai – formerly the British Shohin Association.  Continuing the tradition of a two-yearly show, this year’s exciting event  is being held in the grounds of the prestigious RHS gardens at Wisley, Surrey.

This premier event will bring together some three dozen of the top shohin trees in the UK and Europe in a two-day show over the weekend of Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd April.

The show will be judged by a panel of experts including rising young star Taiga Urushibata who will also be hosting two workshops during the event.

And in addition to the display of top quality trees, you will have the opportunity to purchase bonsai goodies from top traders.  A full list of these is at the end of the post.

The event is open to the public from 10.30am to 5pm on the Saturday and 9.30am to 4.30pm on the Sunday.   There is no cost for entry to the exhibition but you will have to pay to get in to Wisley Gardens itself.  The benefit of this is that you can make it a day trip and take in both the exhibition and the wonderful gardens too.  A buy-one-get-one-free if you like.



We look forward to seeing you all at the event.  As a bit of a gesture of goodwill, we are offering TEN FREE TICKETS to the event (remember this gets you into the Gardens as well)

If you would like to be entered for the lucky draw for these, please email us at before 6pm on Tuesday March 29th.  Just give your name and mention the words FREE TICKET DRAW.  Your names will be put into a hat and the ten lucky winners will be drawn at 9pm on Tuesday.


So, only a week left to wait. I’d better go and pack.


Traders List

Ian Baillie Pots
Bespoke Bonsai Stands
Christine Beresford Ceramics
Daryn Grossmith ABC Ceramics
Dave Samson tables
Greenwood Bonsai
Green Dragon Bonsai
John Pitt Potts
Kaizen Bonsai
Nobu Sugiura Shohin Pots
Stonemonkey Ceramics
Suteki Accent Pots
Lee Verhorevoort
Walsall Ceramics
Windybank bonsai
Zac Bonsai




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