The ‘Best of’ 20 years Trophy was a stunning show displaying the best of the European Bonsai scene. In this post we share the winning trees and an overview of the exhibition.

Enjoy the photos!

 

 

The winning trees

Trophy 2019

 

Trophy 2019

Best Conifer: Pinus nigra by Jesus Valero Belmonte, in a Harumatsu container.

 

 

Trophy 2019

 

Trophy 2019

Best Broadleaf tree: Ulmus minor by Andres Alvarez Iglesias, in a Koyo container.

 

 

Trophy 2019

Best Shohin display by Andy Jordan

 

 

The other awards presented

Trophy 2019

Zelkova serrata by Alain de Wachter

 

Trophy 2019

Pinus mugo by Nik Rozman

 

Trophy 2019

Pinus densiflora by Jean-Paul Polmans

 

Trophy 2019

Forsythia by Frank Jesse

 

Trophy 2019

Picea abies by Helmut Bachmann

 

Trophy 2019

Styrax Japonica by Cindy Verstraeten

 

Trophy 2019

Taxus baccata by Ruben Ciezar Villanueva

 

Trophy 2019

Acer buergerianum by David Benavente

 

Trophy 2019

Pinus parviflora by Andres Alvarez Iglesias

 

Trophy 2019

Mountain stone from Kamo river by Grudrun Benz

 

Trophy 2019

Juniperus chinensis Itoigawa by David Benavente

 

Trophy 2019

Shohin display by Holger Gobel

 

Trophy 2019

Shohin display by Andy Jordan

 

Trophy 2019

Carpinus orientalis by Marija Hajdic

 

A few awards are missing here, but these will be shown in our movies!

 

 

Demos and Bonsai Empire's mini lectures

Trophy 2019

Demos by Masajuki Fujikawa (JP), Ryan Neil (USA), Vaclav Novak (CZ) and Gabriel Romero Aguadé (ES). Movies will follow soon on our YouTube channel!

 

Trophy 2019

Mauro Stemberger on yamadori collecting

 

Trophy 2019

Walter Pall about the naturalistic style of Bonsai

 

Trophy 2019

Morten Albek on Shohin Bonsai

 

Trophy 2019

Harry Harrington about winter pruning

 

 

 

Overview of the show

Trophy 2019

 

Trophy 2019

 

Trophy 2019

 

Trophy 2019

 

Trophy 2019

 

Trophy 2019

 

Trophy 2019

 

Trophy 2019

 

Trophy 2019

 

Trophy 2019

 

 

The movie

 

We kindly thank the Bonsai Association Belgium volunteers for putting together once again a great show. All photos on this page can be shared, but please mention the source.