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.

Saturday, 23 April 2011

And another warm welcome to our second follower

Hi Ian,
Nice to see you following the blog, thanks for your support.



A warm welcome to our first follower

A warm welcome to Nik Rozman who has joined Ashfield Bonsai Clubs blog as our first follower.

Hi Nik, nice to see you here, hopefully one day we will be able to meet you during one of our journeys to Europe.

A progression of one of our members trees from 2006 to 2011

Please click on the link below to see a 5 year progression of a Kishu juniper, first worked on during a club visit to Kevin Willsons nursery, before he buggered off to sunny Spain.

Saturday, 9 April 2011

Best of British Bonsai 2011

Enjoy some pictures from the Best of British Bonsai exhibition at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, April 2011.