Club History

The club was founded in 1993. Originally there was a single monthly meeting (in Sutton-in-Ashfield), this was soon increased at the request of the members to two meetings a month.

Many more formal clubs depend on demonstrations, talks and slideshows with occasional workshops. At Ashfield the emphasis is very much towards the informal and "hands on". Members regularly bring their own own material to meetings. The club caters for a wide range of experience in bonsai and welcomes new members. Advice is available from the more seasoned and creative members and we try to foster a relaxed, "family feel" with everyone having a say in the clubs affairs. Each year we invite one or two speakers of international fame to present to us, and we occasionally organise weekend workshops with well known bonsai personalties. Presently our meetings are held in the comfortable and spacious church hall at South Normanton and new members are always welcome.

In 2019 the club members will continue to exhibit at major exhibitions both at home and abroad, with trees enterred for the Swindon Winter Image show in February (where the club has also been invited to present a display stand), and at the Bonsai Expo in April.

Members will also be attending the Trophy Exhibition in Belgium in February, the Doncaster show in March and other shows throughout the year

Thursday, 3 January 2019

THINGS TO DO THIS MONTH


Wire your pines

Clean and sharpen your tools

Plan which shows you will attend

Sort out what pots and soil you need for the imminent repotting season

Go out for a walk and look at the local trees for inspiration

Spray your trees with fungicide etc. (if Jin fluid then 20:1 for out of leaf deciduous, 40:1 evergreen)

Watch for trees drying out if in winter storage

CLUB TRIPS THIS YEAR


Belgium Trophy exhibition (Genk) – 8th to 10th February

Swindon Winter Image Show – 24th February 

Doncaster car boot and exhibition – 24th March

BONSAI EXPO Heathrow - 7th April

Greenwood Bonsai Maples weekend – 18/19 May

Greenwood Bonsai Bash weekend – 7/8 Sept

UK National show, Bury - 14/15 Sept


Kevin Wilson workshop. Date TBA.

Others to follow