Yamadori workshop with Ian Young

Ian Young came back to us this February for anther brilliant workshop. This time the topic of discussion was based around Yamadori and collecting trees in the wild as well as tips on critiquing trees in a positive way. Ian went through the kinds of tools one needs to bring with him on yamadori collecting … Continue reading Yamadori workshop with Ian Young


Saturday workshop 

The club are holding a workshop this Saturday 26th November.  It's free for all new comers, it is starting at 10am going on till 3 or 4.  It's going to be held in the Mounttown Community Facility,Mounttown  As always bring along a tree or 2 to work on.  Hope to see you there   

Connaught Bonsai Club?

Bonsai Eejit

Could it be that we could now bring bonsai into the last clubless Provence in Ireland?!

Nearly 3 years ago I, on behalf of the Northern Ireland Bonsai Society, helped start the Munster Bonsai Club and a year year the Leinster Bonsai Club. Both are still going strong. Cork and Dublin are the main anchor cities for these clubs and therefore offer a good population in which to recruit new members.

The hard part of bringing coverage to all of Ireland was always going to be the wild west! Connaught lacks the population density of the rest of Ireland but what a place to go hunting yamadori 🙂 I have contact with a few bonsai enthusiasts over that way in Galway and Sligo but never anyone willing to give setting up a club or study group a go…… until now 🙂

I’ve been contacted via my blog by Tim, who not…

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Maciej Workshop

Owen's Bonsai

Yesterday Maciej opened up his garden for the club to use as a base for another workshop. First thing to do in somebody’s garden is a nosey around his many trees,

Check out the leaf size on that😡😡

We worked on a few tree had the usual bit of crack

And then the food

Doing It in style 🍢🍡🍢🍡🍢🍡🍢🍡🍢🍡🍢🍡 … John Lennon ye have a lot to follow in your place next workshop after that food.

Great day lads see you all Monday 31st for the monthly meet.

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