The book of the mimicry of the living

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Solid foundation – This trees roots have grown into an I-beam

Biomimicry is the process of learning from nature, but what about nature evolving something we already knew?


‘The base of large trees inspired the buttresses of large buildings and cathedrals’, is a familiar, though as far as I can tell anecdotal, idea. It’s easy to see the parallels though. A large sweeping structure, supporting a tall, vertical object. When researchers began to look a little deeper though, other similarities between trees and buildings were discovered.

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An Idiots Guide to Bonsai Shows – Dyffryn Gardens Bonsai Show 2014 Picture Diary


The mystique of Bonsai is very difficult to dispel. Having been involved in bonsai as a hobbyist and professionally since 2011, I’ve regularly been called upon to try and crack through the public perception as a mystic, secretive and sometimes even cruel practice.Dyffryn Gardens 2014 - Table full

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