The show went from large to even larger at the new venue in Genk
Text and photography: Farrand Bloch - Studio photography of bonsai: Willy Evenepoel
Overall winner Nöelanders Trophy 2015, Andrès Alvarez Iglesias (Spain) with a Pinus pentaphylla. Height: 90 cm / 35½"
On Saturday there was a queue outside running from the car park to the entrance door; all visitors were eager to see this show. There was first some sadness that the show had to leave its old venue, but the very spacious 'Limburg Hallen' helped us to forget.
A huge entrance led to the even larger exhibition hall where red carpets took you past the best trees available in Europe.
Demonstrations were again held in a real theatre, just like they were when the show was in the old Muse building. Better light and visibility made the demonstrations by Salvatore Liporace, Ryan Neil and Seok Ju Kim very exciting to watch. Traders were delighted too, having a very spacious hall right next to the bonsai exhibition.