Meeting and Events Calendar 2017

 Unless otherwise stated, all meetings will be held at Syston Rugby Club, Barkby Road, Queniborough.

Meetings start at 7:30 pm and finish at 9:00 pm.  We urge members and visitors to arrive early (7:00pm) to allow for set up of the display tables and some general chat before the meeting starts.

3 Jan 2017 – Monthly Club Meeting

Annual General Meeting

Committee election, Accounts, confirmation of events calendar

7 Feb 2017 – Monthly Club Meeting

Guest Speaker ( Corin Tomlinson )

7 Mar 2017 – Monthly Club Meeting

Group Planting Follow up- Root over rock follow up

An opportunity to check on progress and get advice on further development on the projects created on last years workshops

11 Mar 2017 – Members workshop

Open Dig at Peter’s Garden

An opportunity to dig up some good bonsai material while learning about urban yamadori and how to keep collected material alive.

4 Apr 2017 – Monthly Club Meeting

Tree selection for BTA show

Bring along trees and accents you think are ready for the BTA show. Trees for the display will be selected on the day by setting up a mock display.

9 Apr 2017 – Members workshop

Repotting Pines and Junipers, including the cascade project trees from last years workshop.  Hosted by Olly in Syston.

23 April 2017 – Club Show

Club display at the Bonsai Traders Association Show at Ryton on Dunsmore

2 May 2017- Monthly Club Meeting

Air Layers – Demo and practical workshop

Air layering is a good way to obtain mature material. This demo will show you the techniques to make a successful air layer and give you the opportunity to try it on your own material

6 Jun 2017- Monthly Club Meeting

7:30 to 8:15 pm -Wiring 101 – demo and practical workshop

Wiring can be quite confusing for the beginner.  Learn how to apply wire correctly and how to gauge the size of wire needed to get the job done.

8:20 to 9:00 pm -Summer defoliation

Overview on defoliation of deciduous trees and why,when and how these techniques are applied.

18 Jun 2017  25 Jun 2017

Practical Workshop – Show Tree Preparation

Put the final touches to your trees for the selected for the Market Bosworth show or come along and work on any of your trees.  Workshop hosted by Ben.

2 July 2017 – Club Show

Club display at the Market Bosworth Show

4 July 2017- Monthly Club Meeting

Members Tree Talk

An opportunity for members to present and talk about the history and development of one of their bonsai.

1 Aug 2017- Monthly Club Meeting

Photo shoot

An opportunity to take some pictures of your trees and document development of material

5 Sep 2017- Monthly Club Meeting

Pines – species specific care and maintenance

3 Oct 2017- Monthly Club Meeting

7:30 to 8:15 pm -Tree selection for Heathrow Bonsai Show

Bring along trees and accents you think are ready for the Heathrow Bonsai show. Trees for the display will be selected on the day by setting up a mock display.

8:20 to 9:00 pm -Winter preparation for bonsai

Everything you need to know to get your bonsai ready for the winter months

22 Oct 2017 – Club Show

Club display at the Heathrow Bonsai Show

7 Nov 2017- Monthly Club Meeting

Think Tank – pre-planning for next years meeting calendar

Have your say on next years activities

5 Dec 2017- Monthly Club Meeting

X-mas social ( venue TBC)


Members’ Practical Workshops.  These free events are strictly members only.  Participants need to bring their own trees, planting medium, pots, wire, tools and own LUNCH for all day events.  Notices with details will be circulated beforehand.  It would be polite to contact the host and let them know you will be attending so they can prepare the working area.