Club History

The club was founded in 1993. Originally there was a single monthly meeting (in Sutton-in-Ashfield) but 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 just an occasional workshop. 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, however, we do invite one or two speakers of international fame to supplement our workshops 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 2014 the club members will continue to exhibit at major exhibitions, both at home and abroad. In particular, several trees owned by Ashfield members, have been accepted for display at the esteemed Noelanders Trophy Exhibition in Belgium. Also in the following month of February, the club has been invited to present a display stand at the Swindon Winter Image Show.

Sunday, 21 February 2010

Ashfield Bonsai Society

Ashfield Bonsai Society

18 Feb Workshop and show (winter images)

The members hard at work

The winning trees

The February workshop had the usual hands-on format, with members sharing experiences and ideas. It also encompassed the clubs fourth annual Winter Images competition. The standard of entries improves every year. The winning tree was a Kashima Maple and the runner-up a Nothofagus Antartica. Three members have recently visited Japan, taking in the Kokufu exhibition and trips to several nurseries.
An informal presentation will be given on the 18th March