Sunday, 15 July 2012

Funday At Gordales 7th and 8th July 2012 #1

Hi Everyone

Welcome to our Blog and it's great to be back,so here hoping you All enjoy reading and looking at what some members of W-B-S members have been up in the past week-end

We had an invitation to participate at Gordales Magnificent 2 Day Fun-day Event held at our second home so to speak for working and promoting the Art, Skill and Enjoyment of the World Of Bonsai with lots of Scouse Humour thrown in not to mention the Goats

It was a nice warm sunny day on both days and many many activities going on and we seemed to have a Full House with lots and lots of Smiling faces,Adults,children enjoying themselves.and the variety of attractions were in abundance and we were more that happy to see that many of those who attended stopped at our workshop tables.

On call were Tom,Steve, Doug, Ian,Sean,Andy and Mike who paid us a flying visit. Sadly due to work and holiday commitments many could not make it  Member numbers may have been small but the wealth of Bonsai knowledge that was passed on to the public was incredible with Everyone being involved and kept busy with Andy re-styling a Chinese Elm for a young extremely happy couple 

Bonsai Trees, had 4 x Junipers, Scots Pine Selkova, Chinese Elms, Acres, Larches, Large Beech,Privet,Yew, Larch Slate Forest, Black Pine,Cotoneaster, POTENTILLA Also on display we had a fantastic presentation from Andy with his excellent array of Accents Plants many of which were involved in the recent Magical World of Accent plants 2012 where Andy received glowing  praise for his Display

During the 2 days it was great to see so many children taking an interest in what was going on and a few were fascinated in Sean' Slate Forest with a young Boy making suggestions to Sean as to what could be done with the forest

All in all it was a wonderful 2 days and we all would like to thank our host Gordales Garden Center for allowing W- B-S to participate in the Fun-day Week-end and a Large Thank-you to Karen who looked after us all and once again and we all look forward to being back the GGC on the Last Sunday Of the Month in July

More images of the Fun-day week-end can be seen at

Take care  look after each other and yourself not forgetting your Bonsai Trees

Jim thelad

 The men in black!!
 Happy customers
 Some interest in Ian's fabulous looking Beech.

Fun for all the family.

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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.