Bonsai is an art form using horticultural material. Unlike a sculptor who can put his tools down when the piece is finished, bonsai is an ongoing art form which needs regular attention. The miniature trees are grown to look like full grown trees as Reg Bolton from the Federation of British Bonsai Societies explained to Ken Crowther.
Miniature garden designs in cups and even solar lamps are a new trend in container gardening. The plants are easy to find in any garden centre, are cheap and easy to take care of requiring very little water and very occasional feeding. Hester Macdonald from the Swiss Gardening school has been finding out more about these tiny designs ideas.