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

Monday 21 February 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.

No comments:

Post a Comment