Monday, 15 August 2011

Club Show @ Gordale -Prep.1

This is the Big One for Members of W-B-S with the Yearly Four Day Event in Sunny Wirral with the odd Rain Cloud paying a visit now and again at our location in Gordale's Award Winning Garden Center

By the time the transport arrived from North Wales with the early crew collecting and bringing the Display Benches it was almost 11am then it was all systems go with Dave Y and his team unloading the Gordales Van assisted by the waiting members who were raring to go and assemble the benches and for once it was straight to work not even time for a quick cuppa, but we did not have to waiting too long and everything was going well and soon the units were up and almost fitted.

At last it was time for that cuppa then back to the grind stone to continue finish assembling the display units before dressing the benches for the Members Bonsai Trees and Accent plants. The whole operation from start to finish seem to take no time at all and went like clockwork and to me this was partly due to the Skill and Craftsmanship of Dave Y and Doug M who designed and built the Display Benches also the Mottley Crew who worked there socks of to complete a job well done.

W-B-S members would like to express their gratitude and a big thankyou to Mr.Jonathan Briers, Gordale's Garden Center Manager who has been with the company for 18 years for the Massive help and assistance for driving and helping all round with the display benches and would like to book him for next year if that possible!!

That was the run down on day one Day Two follows shortly

Take care look after yourself and your Bonsai Trees and hope some of you will have paid our bonsai show a visit

Jim thelad

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Hello and welcome to the Wirral Bonsai Society Blog - an ongoing diary & newsletter highlighting the adventures of the society & its members

Society Diary-We meet at 8pm every 2nd Wednesday of the month at the RAFA club in Oxton (CH43 1UU).

  • 13th January
  • 10th February
  • 14th February Workshop - Port Sunlight GC
  • 28th February Workshop - Gordale
  • 9th March - Monthly meeting - Topic TBC
  • 13th March Workshop - Port Sunlight GC
  • 27th March Workshop - Gordale
  • 13th April - Demonstration - Andy H
  • 17th April Workshop - Port Sunlight GC
  • 24th April Workshop - Gordale
  • 8th May Workshop - Port Sunlight GC
  • 11th May- Monthly meeting - Topic TBC
  • 29th May Workshop - Gordale
  • 4-5th June WBS Flowering Bonsai Show - Port Sunlight GC
  • 8th June - WBS Member trees critique
  • 12th June Workshop - Port Sunlight GC
  • 26th June Workshop - Gordale
  • 10th July Workshop - Port Sunlight GC
  • 13th July- Monthly meeting - Topic TBC
  • 31st July Workshop - Gordale
  • 10th August- WBS Show tree selection
  • 13-14th August - Wirral Flower Show
  • 20th August - Japan Day, Liverpool
  • 27-29th August WBS Annual Show - Gordale
  • 14th September- Monthly meeting - Topic TBC
  • 11th September Workshop - Port Sunlight GC
  • 25th September Workshop - Gordale
  • 9th October Workshop - Port Sunlight GC
  • 12th October- Monthly meeting - Topic TBC
  • 30th October Workshop - Gordale
  • 9th November- Monthly meeting - Topic TBC
  • 13th November Workshop - Port Sunlight GC
  • 26-27th November - Potter Workshop with David Jones (Walsall Studio Ceramics)
  • 27th November Workshop - Gordale
  • 14th December - Club Party


New members are always welcome, just come along to one of our monthly meetings at the RAFA club. You can even 'try us out' for a few months before you decide on joining as an official member. The meetings are informal (there's a bar!) and the club members are (mostly) friendly, approachable and happy to pass on guidance and information to anybody interested in bonsai- whatever your level of experience.