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.











Monday, 21 February 2011

PICTURES FROM SWINDON WINTER IMAGE 2011

These are just a selection of trees and accents from the show.
This is a show that you shouldn't miss, the quality of the majority of trees displayed was fantastic.
Apologies for the picture quality, the lighting at the show wasn't the best, all pictures were taken with a flash (the camera that is !)




























ASHFIELD DISPLAY AT SWINDON WINTER IMAGE CLUB SHOW 2011

4 intrepid Ashfield Club members braved the weekend in Swindon to set up a club display at the highly acclaimed Swindon Winter Image show.
Shown here are the trees displayed by Ashfield Club members.
We were pleasantly surprised to be awarded a certificate of merit for the Ilex Serrata included in our Club display.

During the show we were invited to display two of the compositions at the British Shohin Association event at Willowbog Bonsai in March 2011 (Sat 19th & Sun 20th)

Shohin Composition:
Juniper (top centre)
Quince (middle)
Chinese Elm (bottom right)
 Ilex Serrata (awarded certificate of merit)
Chuhin Composition:
Juniper (top right)
Trident Maple (bottom left)
Kashima Maple












Black Pine


















The overall standard of trees at the show was excellent, and a credit to all involved.

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Ashfield visit to Noelanders Trophy in Belgium January 2011

English Hawthorn
Japanese Yew
 English Yew
Winner of Noelanders Trophy 2011
Mugo Pine
 English Yew
 Privet
Larch