Creating the Broom Style Bonsai by Martin Nielsen from Denmark

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Helpers wanted for Bonsai Europa 2017

Please complete THIS FORM if you wish to be a helper at the event.

Being part of a big event as a helper is great fun, you get to meet up and see things come together before the general public do. You also get first pick of traders as they set up on Friday! We are offering helpers B&B bunkhouse accommodation close to the event for £15 per night. Helpers also get exclusive ‘special branch’ shirts and hats to wear during the event and to keep afterwards.

Helpers are need to assist with the setting up and breaking down of the event. During the event they will support security and administration.
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The Special Branch at Bonsai Europa

Bonsai & Yamadori from Tony Tickle

build up 01 Photo: Jelle Ferwerda

An event the size of Bonsai Europa could not happen without a good team behind the face at the front, I singled out Terry Foster for special praise because without him driving me forward I would never have completed the pre-build of the exhibition staging. All of this was prior the BIG build on Friday 9th October at the venue. 12 months prior to the event I put a call out to the bonsai community to help me stage this ambitious event. I invited two clubs to rally their members to help, The Wirral and Akamatsu and in return they would stage their own display as part of the overall exhibition. Those that were not in these clubs did not disappoint, a team of 25 volunteers assembled at 8.00am and the build commenced, it was completed at 5.30pm.

Over the weekend these same guys played a…

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Studio photos from Bonsai Europa 2015

Bonsai & Yamadori from Tony Tickle

As there have been so many photos posted online of the trees in the exhibition many will have seen these trees, BUT studio photography is better, these show the trees in the best way possible. I would consider publishing a book but it would only be high quality and would need a large print run to make this viable… its possible if there is enough interest. Please share this post, do not download the images but link to this blog post. I reserve the moral right to these images. If you wish to have any images for publication, please contact me via the contact form or if you are the owner of any of the trees and I will send you a copy for your blog etc.

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