The Bonsai Show Live will bring together over 100 of the best bonsai trees within the UK for exhibit to the public. As such, the Show will be the biggest event to take place in the UK.

We welcome entry submissions for trees using the entry form on this page. All submissions must be in by 31st July 2022 and will be judged by a panel of experienced and trusted UK bonsai artists.

Guidelines for tree submissions are:

Coniferous trees

  • Any coniferous species including pine, juniper, yew, larch, gingko etc.

Deciduous Trees

  • Any deciduous species including prunus, acer, elm, oak etc.

Shohin Trees

  • The tree can be either coniferous or deciduous and must be no taller than 20cm or 8″ above the rim of the pot . This could include mame sized trees.

Accent Plant / Kusamono

  • A standalone pot containing one or more plants, typically moss, grass, lichen, small flowers or bamboo, to reflect the season.

Overall Guidelines

  • The tree or plant could be displayed with or without a stand but it should be included in the image if you intend to use one.


The exhibitition trees will be judged by the attending international bonsai professionals and undertaken anonymously. Awards will be given out for the following:

  • Best Coniferous Tree
  • Best Deciduous Tree
  • Best Shohin Tree
  • Best Accent / Kusamono
  • Best in Show

Results will be available by 15:00 on Saturday 1st October 2022.

Tree Submission Form

Overall height including the stand, if one is being used.
Click or drag files to this area to upload. You can upload up to 2 files.
We will require an individual tree image and an overall composition image, to include stand, scroll and accent plantings if they are being used.