Recent additions to the National Bonsai Collection
During the last few months, the National Bonsai Collection has been fortunate in gaining four more trees. The first is a Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris), part purchased by FNBC which now stands as a centrepiece in the bonsai house of the National Collection. This tree was originally styled by Peter Adams in the late 1970’s/early 1980’s and subsequently became part of the bonsai collection of Kath and Malcolm Hughes.
A second tree which is due shortly to be placed in the Collection is a hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna), donated to the Collection by the Association of British Bonsai Artists. This particular tree was formally owned by the late David Joyce which he collected back in October 1976 and which he developed into a low-lying windswept style.
Two further trees, a beech group and a Western hemlock, have been generously donated by Gilly Taylor-Duxbury. Both require some work to be done to them before they are placed in the Collection, but it is hoped that both will be on display to the public by 2012.
Friends of the National Bonsai Collection:
BONSAI BOOT SALE
SUNDAY 17th March 2013
8 am to 12pm
In the Car Park of Birmingham Botanical Gardens and Glasshouses
Westbourne Road, Edgbaston
To book space 01543 685600. (Before 9pm)
£15 per boot payable on the day.