Sunday 27th May 2012 in the Failand Village Hall, Ox House Lane, Failand, North Somerset, BS8 3TS, UK

10.00 — 17.00

Admission: £4 (adults) Children under 16 £2.  Tickets will be available at the door.

The Magical Bonsai Accents Exhibition will be the first of its kind in the United Kingdom and will include a feast of bonsai related ‘quality’ accents such as:

Kusamono, kokedama, shitakusa, suiseki, scrolls, mini bronze sculptures and other figurines, accent plants, accent pots etc.

Robin Jehan will bring over many accents from his extensive collection in Guernsey and Ritta Cooper will be demonstrating her magical ways of making Kokedama (moss balls) and Kusamono (mixed plantings).

The exhibition is an ‘OPEN‘ event and anyone with suitable examples for any the categories listed is welcome to apply for entry stating exactly what you intend to enter.  Obviously due to space restrictions there will be a limit on the size and number of entries per person.  The committee have the right to refuse any entry.  We sincerely hope that the exhibition may attract some entries from mainland Europe or any other part of the world.

Never before has there been an exhibition of this kind in the UK or indeed in Europe, so it will be a unique opportunity to learn more about this increasingly popular branch of bonsai.

There will also be a MARKET SECTION offering an extensive selection of accent plants, pots, bronzes etc. for sale.

This event is being sponsored and produced by: Dan and Cecilia Barton, Mark and Ritta Cooper, Robin Jehan and John Trott

For further information contact Mark Cooper:

 email: kusamono@btinternet.com

And remember to check out our blog site for regular updates:


Blogsite Coordinator: Dan Barton

Dan Barton’s shitakusa planting of Iris gracilipes — a very popular species for accent plantings

There will be very many more examples in the Exhibition on 27th May 2012


13 responses

22 08 2011
Dave Martin.

At last.
An event which will give accent plants etc. the recognition they deserve!
For too long certain people in the UK have tried to say that, “Accents have absolutely nothing to do with Bonsai.”
Looking forward to this event immensely!
Good luck

22 08 2011

Many thanks Dave for your kind remarks….. much appreciated, MBA Team

23 08 2011
Mary Miller

Congratulations! Such a beautiful and still unappreciated art form. Wish I didn’t live so far away!

Florida USA

23 08 2011

Thanks for your kind comment Mary — could be a good reason to have a holiday in the UK!!! Cheers, MBA Team

24 08 2011
Simon Haddon

Dan & The Gang,
What a wondeful idea!! It’s a shame I won’t be there in person but I’ll be there in spirit, maybe next time.
Keep up the good work and keep pushingthe bounderies, you are all an inspiration to us “Bonsai Mortals”.
Simon aka Bonsai Monkey

24 08 2011

Thanks Simon for your kind comments and it’s a pity you won’t be able to attend but I’m sure there will be many more in the future. Cheers, MBA Team

1 11 2011
Tony Tickle

yes… I will be there!

1 11 2011

Excellent…. look forward to seeing you again

14 12 2011
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25 05 2012
Mike Jones

So looking forward to meeting up with everyone once again. BUT … mostly to see beautiful accent plantings and maybe; just maybe part with some cash 🙂

3 06 2012
Louise Leister

Really beautiful! Would love to be there to see the rest!

3 06 2012

Hi Louise, We would love to have had you over here too! Your own recent prize winning display was fantastic. When will you be visiting England again? All the Best, Dan and Cecilia

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