The Best Deciduous Bonsai: Noelanders Trophy 2017

This is a truly amazing hawthorn raft that many would love to own. I hope its new owner enjoys it and gives it the care and place it deserves. Well done and Congrats Tony Tickle

Bonsai & Yamadori from Tony Tickle

Saturday 4th February 2017 will be forever etched in my memory as the day I was lost for words. I was presented with an award that I simply thought would always be beyond reach ‘The Best Deciduous Bonsai at the Noelanders Trophy’

The tree was one that I had worked for 26 years, a Hawthorn in the raft style that I collected from the hillside way back in 1991. I had worked the tree as best I could, styling, feeding, watering, treating it when it was not thriving, repotting 6 times this was a tree that had grown with me. In all the years the tree had received many awards and now it had won what must be the ultimate accolade from the most prestigious bonsai show outside of Japan.

Prior to showing the three I announced on social media that the tree was to be shown at The…

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