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Last month coming up !

Tomorrow, the first of June, sees the start of the final month of Willowbog Bonsai as a business open to the public. This satellite image of the farm including the nursery area round the house probably dates from the early 2000's. We opened the doors in 1995. This...

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Half price pot sale.

Starting from the first weekend in February we will be holding a half price pot sale here at Willowbog Bonsai The large majority of our pot stock is included in the sale. Mainly Chinese pots but some Japanese and a few Korean origin pots also. There are a range of...

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Advanced notice of nursery closure

Willowbog Bonsai will permanently close on the 30th June this year [ 2024] Jean and myself have decided to retire after what will be the conclusion of our 29th year of trading as Willowbog Bonsai. Until that time we will continue pretty much as we are now with some...

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Final Bonsai Chat.

This Saturday coming, February 4th will be the final Bonsai Chat community day here at Willowbog Bonsai. It is simply no longer viable to set aside the studio for an event not supported in any meaningful way. The photo shows an earlier Chat with a typical turnout of...

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Jim McCurrach, a great gentleman of UK bonsai.

It was with very great sadness that we heard yesterday of the death of Jim McCurrach on Sunday 15th Jan. He was without doubt one of the nicest men we knew ! Never a bad word said about anyone. He taught a number of workshops here at the nursery in the first decade of...

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Holiday season closures.

Willowbog Bonsai will be closed on the 24th and 25th and the 31st December and the 1st of January. We will open again for Bonsai Chat on the first Saturday of the new year which will be 7th January. Best wishes to all for the festive season.

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A sad duty.

A sad duty.

It is my sad duty to report that earlier today Penelope Axon lost her short lived fight against cancer.  Penny, as we all knew her, was a true Willowbogger, supporting many of the workshops here at the nursery. Here she is working away on a pine bonsai. Penny had been...

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Workshop schedule

Workshop schedule

The full workshop schedule up to the end of this year is now on the Workshop page of the Willowbog Bonsai web site.

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Past make a pot workshop

Past make a pot workshop

Would those folk who participated in the Make a pot workshop in March of this year please get in touch as we have the pots here at last  to be collected. Thanks

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Another few bonsai added online.

We added another of the newly acquired bonsai to the web shop last night. One of several cascade or half cascade cotoneasters for sale. Nicely done and of some age. This a close up of the trunk on the tree shown above. Just coming into flower. This one incorporates a...

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New stock

Following a period when tree stocks had fallen a bit lower than normal we are now back to reasonable levels due to some recent purchase. I have started to get some of the new bonsai uploaded to the Willowbog Bonsai web shop. We purchased quite a number of bonsai from...

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