Bonsai Exhibition in the Phoenix Park

Today the two Bonsai clubs in Southern Ireland came together for there first ever Bonsai exhibition and for me it was a real treat. If you think of it the Munster Bonsai Club is only 16 months old and our Leinster Bonsai Club is a mere 10 months old and if I do say so my self we’re doing ok. We still have mountains to climb to be at any outstanding level but everybody starts somewhere 🙂


Not a bad place to start 🙂


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On with the Prep work…


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Putting the trees into their place for the day is not as easy as it looks and it did take a few goes before it all came together. There is so much involved in exhibition, Tree, Accents, Scroll, Spacing, What tree to put next to this tree or that tree, it really is an art in itself. As this is our first try we did obviously make some errors and we did walk around during it and chat about the future and what we will do different next time which is already confirmed for next year 🙂

So all said and done it was an excellent day, brilliant learning curve and a real eye opener to what I see each day in my inbox from all the displays around the globe on a weekly / monthly basis, FAIR PLAY… HATS OFF TO YOUS.

Before I leave you I need to say a big thank you to a few people, Bonsai Eejit and Phillip Donnelly for all the help in the last 16 months between the 2 clubs  and a big thanks to the people involved in the Experience Japan Day in the park for letting us put the display on.

Cheers Everyone



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