Club President

Our club is extremely privileged to have non other than John Trott of Mendip Bonsai as President.

Mendip Bonsai is now also well established in the UK, as being one of the leading educational services available to learn the art of bonsai. Instruction is given in all areas of bonsai culture through the workshops available. With a bonsai background going back to 1969, John’s teaching puts a large emphasis on the student learning important horticultural practices relevant to growing, styling and maintaining bonsai in top class condition. His workshops attract people from all walks of life, and from both the UK and overseas. The workshops operate in the heart of the Mendips, at various locations including the Downside inn, located to the north of Shepton Mallet in Somerset. Those traveling long distances might like to consider staying overnight with the chance to combine two courses or enjoy a mini holiday for a few days, and take in the many other attractions in the locality. There are many good establishments in the area offering very good reasonably priced accommodation. Information can be supplied upon request or check out the MBS website here

M.B.S was established in 1996 to further the development of education in the art and culture of bonsai in the UK.
The nursery was set up by John Trott in 1996, and is now established as one of the leading national exhibiting bonsai nurseries in the country, having achieved a total of 52 RHS gold medals up to May 2012.
Prestigious Best in show RHS awards have also been gained at Tatton Park in 2005 and Wisley in 2007.

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