Bonsai clubs in Ireland

If anyone is interested, the first 'Bonsai Hub' was launched two weeks ago @ So far we have 13 members but I am sure their are many more out there who would like to join. The hub is split into groups and forums, with the emphasis on being an 'All Ireland' hub. So we have members from Northern Ireland and the south and this is broken into regional Continue Reading

Shohin Bonsai has gone mobile!


Morten Albek, the Shohin Bonsai master has just launched the first ever Shohin Bonsai application on Android.  So what does the application offer? You get access to the Shohin Blog with useful information on guiding you on developing and creating Shohin Bonsai, the Shohin gallery with some beautiful trees that have been created by Morten, access to Mortens personal blog and Continue Reading

Satsuki Flower Trophy, France


Initiated by Jerome Hay, President of Satsuki Flower and organized with the support of the FFB and kyookaï, this unique event in France aims to reveal to the public, amateurs and professionals, the most beautiful Satsuki in Europe. Nearly a hundred satsuki will be displayed. Through this initiative, we want to support the work of the various federations and also anonymous Continue Reading

International Festival of Bonsai


A must see event if you are near Burgundy on the 9' or 10' of October is the 'International Festival of Bonsai'. This is the first time that this event is taking place and one of the key attractions is the private collection of Bonsai artist 'Danny Use'. Other Bonsai artists attending will be, Olivier Barreau, Angel Mota, Jean-François Busquet, Frédéric Chenal, Thierry Font, Continue Reading

Friends of Bonsai

Known affectionately as the “Saturday Morning Club”, the membership has grown very rapidly, and we all strongly believe that this is due to the “Down to Earth” and “Practical” way in which the art is being expressed. All teaching is carried out by involving its members through a hands on approach. This coupled with the friendly rapport and Craic (good humour) within its Continue Reading

Craig Coussins Shishigashira Bonsai

(c) Craig Coussins

Craig Coussins will be exhibiting a ‘Shishigashira’ Acer Palmatum at the John Hanby Newstead Show in September. The tree was grown from a cutting taken in 1970 by the well respected Bonsai UK Master Ken Shalliker . The tree came into Craig’s possession in 2005. It had not been maintained for a number of years. Craig started to work on bringing the tree back to some shape and Continue Reading