This was the fourth successive year that we have displayed our members trees at the Heathrow Show. It is one of the main event in our annual events calendar, and I was pleased to see that most of our members have entered a tree this year.
As last year, Olly and Herb set of on Saturday to help with the set up of the event. They arrived there at about 12.30 and got stuck in with helping to complete the set up. They even found time to set up part of our display, pending the arrival of further trees to be brought by Ben on Sunday morning.
They then went on to the Scout hut to sort out their sleeping quarters for the night and a well earned BBQ, some drinks and plenty of bonsai chat.
Early start on Sunday to get to the event venue for 8:00 am and finalise our display with the trees brought down by Ben in time for the doors to open.
As in previous years, footfall was amazing and the hall was buzzing for most of the day.
We received good feedback on our display, as well as some well meaning and non judgemental constructive criticism, which makes the event such a worth while effort.
We booked our place for next year so plenty of time for other members to get a tree ready.
Below are a few pictures of trees that caught Olly’s eye, and you can find more images by searching through facebook and Instagram. There are loads of people and clubs that have posted individual images and photo series from the show.