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Europe Region


Marc Noelanders

WBFF Director - Europe Region 

Marc is one of the finest bonsai artists worldwide, he is also the President of European Bonsai Association, he learned Bonsai arts under Master Masahiko Kimura, as well as Saburo Kato. John Naka was another mentor who spoke so well of his ability. Marc established the Neolanders Trophy known as the best and most well-known trophy Bonsai Exhibition in Europe currently.

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European Bonsai Association (EBA)


Since the first informal contacts between European Bonsai enthusiast in Heidelberg (1980), the European Bonsai Association (EBA) has acted as a coordinating body for bonsai organisations within its member countries.

The primary aim of the association acting as a non-profit making organisation, has been to promote bonsai art and culture, stimulating its members and teaching them all aspects of the art and science of bonsai.

Much of this has been and continues to be achieved through the bonsai associations and federations within the nineteen member countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Replublic, Denmark, France, Hungary, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, Monaco, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.



















It is by virtue of the efforts of these member countries that bonsai in Europe today is enjoying such a high degree of popularity. Within each of these countries, Bonsai groups and societies meet on regular basis, holding exhibitions and small conventions. In most instances, the societies join together under the auspices of their national association to put on a major event, often in the form of a national convention, which includes an exhibition bringing together a wide range of quality bonsai specimen from that country.


What we aim to do


    • Enhance cohesion between member clubs

    • New links with Eastern Europe and to expand further

    • Ensure promotion towards the amateurs

    • Continuous search for talents through quality events at International level

    • Cost-Effective Participation affordable for all bonsai enthusiasts

    • Promote the Art of Bonsai

    • Create a European platform for co-operation between amateur associations

    • Enhance international exchanges of knowledge and artists

    • As such, ensure permanent vocational training of the individual amateur

    • 19 National Member Associations

    • Offering the Art to more than 25.000 individuals

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