The XVI Spring Exhibition 2009 in the Botanical Garden of Rome

Rome, 9th-10th  May 2009

report by Mrs.Daniela Schifano
(translation by Mr.Vito Di Venere)
The month of May in Rome is traditionally rich of appointments for the bonsai and suiseki  lovers.

The first appointment  of the month is the “Spring Exhibition”,  organized by the Roma Bonsai Cultural Association in cooperation with the Vegetable Biology Department of “La Sapienza” University  at the Botanical Garden of Rome.


The event, arrived at its 16th edition , took place on the days 9th-10th  May 2009.

As for the previous editions it has been marked by the elegance of the fittings, by the quality of  the specimen exhibited  and by the generous hospitality of the  organizing Club’s President Mr. Enrico Sallusti, without leaving out the wonderful location of the Botanical Garden

About 50 tokonomas  have hosted the bonsai of the Association’s members and of the invited Clubs, and seven suiseki, of which 6 in contest  and one out of contest, since exhibited by Mr. Fabrizio Buccini , sole judge for suiseki , who has assigned the Plate “Award for the best display of Suiseki” to the lake stone of Mr. Lamberto Angeletti, of the Club Asseb (Sabine Bonsai and Suiseki Association)  displayed in a suiban.

The A.I.A.S. has been represented  by the suiseki of the members Mr. Vito Di Venere and Mrs.

Daniela Schifano, together in the photo with the President  Mr. Enrico Sallusti.


Year after year the number of the stones exhibited is increasing  for careful determination of the organizing Club, which has seized the opportunity , in the speech of the President Mr. Enrico Sallusti, for  inviting the enthusiasts of all the Clubs to participate to the next edition  of the event  with their own suiseki “.

The curiosity and enthusiasm  of Visitors opposite to suiseki is the best incentive to participate and best satisfaction  that one can get.

The next event organized  by the  Roma Bonsai Cultural Association  is the “II Exhibition of   Boys Town” , the autumnal appointment on October 10th-11th  2009 in the Club’s premises at the
Boys Town.
But for the enthusiasts  the 11th BONSAI AND SUISEKI EXHIBITION  CITY OF FRASCATI, organized by the Roman Castles Bonsai Club, is the next event not to miss  : I will be at disposal of those who will share with us, “stone collectors” of A.I.A.S., the passion  for the stones.
                                                                                                                              Mrs. Daniela Schifano

The Suiseki exhibited


Mr. Lamberto Angeletti
Lake Stone
Origin : Liguria
Plate “Award for the best exhibition of Suiseki”

Mr. Paolo Buonaiuto
Plateau Stone
Origin : Liguria

Mr. Fabrizio Buccini
Lake Stone
Origin : Liguria
Out of Contest

Mr. Vito Di Venere
"Deep gorge"
Origin : Lombardy
Mr. Vito Di Venere
"What remains of the day"
Origin : Liguria

Mrs. Daniela Schifano
"The unfound island"
Origin : Japan
Mrs. Daniela Schifano
"The hermit"
Origin : Italia, China