EVB member Mike Simons made it out to see the trees and a demo. There wasn’t much there to see this year, but here are the images Mike took for us. –Thanks Mike!
Bonsai pots complete a composition and compliment the overall design of a tree. Much more than merely a vessel for a plant, they are an art in themselves. With so many choices, shapes and colours one can get lost for hours looking at pots in a studio or online. I sure do.
May 21st-22nd was another spring bonsai show at VanDusen Gardens. The Sumi Bonsai Club of Vancouver put on their annual event which included some fantastic trees. Here are but a few images from the event.
The Chinese Penjing Society of Canada had their annual Vancouver exhibition on May 14-15 this year(2016). It was at VanDusen Garden and featured a few vendors and a nice variety of trees. I couldn’t resist picking up a couple Japanese Maples myself. Here are just a few images from the show.
The Taiwanese Bonsai Club of Vancouver held their annual show on May 7th and 8th at the Taiwanese Cultural Centre. Though it was a very small show, it did have a nice variety of trees and friendly people.
This May is packed full of Bonsai club shows in Vancouver. Hurrah!
The following are the Vancouver based bonsai and penjing shows. Check out the official websites or contact the venues directly for the most accurate and up to date information.
In an effort to promote local resources, and interest in the art of bonsai within Vancouver, East Van Bonsai is born. A source for information and common ground for all people, especially those of younger generations, like myself(30’s) who wish to connect with others in the community and share in this wonderful hobby. For now, as of April 2016 this site will host links to helpful vendors and websites on bonsai. Including some that have helped immensely in starting this hobby. There will be much more to come as we gain members and momentum.