Archive | May, 2015

FOBBS Chelsea stand 2015 the big build.

16 May

Friday is the first day that Reg and his team from around the FOBBS clubs set up the stand at the famous Chelsea flower show, to promote bonsai to thousands of visitors during the week.

Once we had worked out where we were located inside the floral marquee, having not realised our stand number was on the pass we were wearing! We were happy to see the stand was quite level which would help greatly.


This is our view up on the stand looking out over the marquee. 

So on with the build and good progress up to lunch time.


After a quick pitstop it was on with getting the edging timbers in that crisp up the finish.


By the end of the day we had the gravel in place and all in the right bits in the right places. 


The stand is just the back drop to the main event, the bonsai. Even great trees on a shoddy stand won’t look as good as is your not really seeing the stand as its pleasing on the eye and not jarring it. So over the weekend the stars will be added and final touches will hopefully catch the judges eye for a decent medal. 

On the way out to catch the train home we got a sneak look at a few of the gardens down the main avenue.


Some of you may recognise the chap in the flat cap from the Great Chelsea garden programme Sean seemed quite relaxed in his garden and it looked good you will have to watch TV to see it as it would not be fair to show it now.

I will update the blog with pictures I hope someone will send me during the week.

This link on Swindons blog shows some more  of the stand.