I remember the first bonsai show I attended back in 1998. It was called Bonsai Gold, held at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. That experience changed my life and things have never been the same since. In my experience one of the most educational and beneficial things you can do in bonsai is get out and see good trees and meet good people. A show is the very best opportunity to do that. The Enfield Bonsai Group have been hosting this event for a while now and it’s well worth parting with the sofa to go and see!