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bonsaiKeep Calm and Grow Bonsai!North East Lincolnshire Bonsai Society was formed in 1995 to promote the art of bonsai culture. Membership is open to absolutely anyone of any age, from anywhere within reasonable travelling distance of Grimsby and North East Lincolnshire.

We are a very friendly, welcoming and informal group and new members are always welcome, regardless of their level of knowledge or competence.

Meetings are held on the last Friday of every month (excluding December) and may include visits by guest speakers, demonstrations by bonsai professionals and general workshops. Our workshops cater for all levels of experience, from the absolute novice to the more advanced, providing advice on maintenance and improvement of trees, as well as basic and more advanced techniques used in bonsai styling.

Club membership has its benefits... we have developed a lending library of books and DVDs and we also operate a club shop, stocking bonsai sundries such as soils, tools and wire at reasonable costs.

Our Bonsai Society regularly enjoys visits from bonsai professionals, John Armitage and Corin Tomlinson, as well as from bonsai potters, Steve Kitchman of 'China Mist' and Tony Remington.

"I awoke last night in a cold sweat... I dreampt that I had died and was looking down on my widow, who was selling my bonsai trees for the same money that I'd told her I'd paid for them!"

NELBS now has a new chairman, Ian Butland.


Friday 27th April 2018.

Demonstration and talk by the popular and acclaimed bonsai artist Corin Tomlinson


2018 witnesses the appearance of many new members since 2016.

Ian Butland is our new Chairman,


Follow our club bloggers through a full growing season:

John Grimmer (member)

John Willis (member)


Run by club member John Willis, the entire profits go towards paying for club visits by bonsai experts, such as John Hanby, John Armitage and Corin Tomlinson, and towards club 'outings'

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