|2012 National Bonsai and Suiseki Show & Competition|
The Bonsai & Suiseki Alliance of the Philippines, Inc. (BSAPI) held its 2012 National Bonsai and Suiseki Show & Competition at the Flower Garden, Quezon Memorial Circle in Quezon City. The ceremonial opening was held last May 4, and was open to the public from May 5 to May 14, 2012.
There were daily seminar-workshops throughout the duration of the show. Last May 5, Li Tiong Hong conducted a bonsai workshop demonstrating Bonsai Branching Techniques.
Last May 6, there was the On the Spot Painting Contest open to non-pro painters. Dr. Romeo Gutierrez, James Joseph Obnamia and Fernando Sena were the judges for the painting contest. Also last May 6, Robert Stevens conducted a bonsai demo/workshop, and Penjing demo/workshop.
Other speakers in succeeding days include Al Villareal on Basic Bonsai; Vic de Rona on Zen Garden; Serapion Metilla on Indoor and Vertical Landscaping; DENR representative on PAWD CITES Regulations; Fernando Aurigue on Use of Gamma Rays in Plant Variety Development; Serapion Metilla on Innovative Bonsai; and Elmer Villareal on Guide on Selection and Appreciation of Suiseki.
Adjacent to the show venue was a market place where an array of ornamental and tropical plants, related products, bonsais, suisekis were on sale.
Entrance to the show area, painting contest entries are displayed around the area