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

Sunday 21 February 2010

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

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