Over the last ten years, the Bonsai Association Belgium has been organising a yearly international bonsai exhibition in the Belgian town of Heusden-Zolder. Each year, all exhibited pieces were photographed by professional photographers, resulting in a wealth of archive material. On the occasion of the tenth edition of the Noelanders Trophy, 250 photographs have been selected for publication. This gallery of photographs guides you through bonsai culture in Europe. Nature has shaped these bonsai over the ages but human craftsmanship, respect and patience made them a collection of living art. This book showcases a unique collection of beautiful pieces by Bonsai specialists from all over the world.
After studying bonsai in Japan in the eighties, Marc Noelanders became an internationally respected bonsai master. He inspired the members of the Bonsai Association Belgium to appreciate high quality in bonsai.