I crossed the Irish Sea at the weekend to visit the NIBS 30th anniversary show in Belfast Botanic Gardens. What a terrific event it was. The quality of the trees and the displays that were assembled for this celebratory event were exceptional and all praise must be given to the organisers for the effort they put in. Here are some of my photographs to give you an impression of the show.
Opening ceremony carried out by a veteran founder member
Philip Donnelly being his inimitable self
A very well attended event
Visitors from across the sea, Gerry, Libby and Kim from Scotland and Mike Box from the north of England
Best in Show and Best Deciduous went to this enormous European Beech, Fagus Sylvatica. A worthy winner with no wire on it at all
Best Evergreen went to this Scots Pine, Pinus Sylvestris belonging to Philip Donnelly.
Here is a gallery of some of the other trees, click on any image to see a larger one in gallery mode