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, 25 July 2011

Mr Kimura's nursery

After lunch at a fantastic restaurant we made our way to Mr Kimura's garden / nursery

 Fish & Chips Japanese style
 Beautiful Ikebana display (yes I do have a cultured side)
 Mr Kimura surrounded by the motley crew, if you look closely you can see John Pitt picking Mr Kimura's least that's what I thought he was doing !
 White Pine planted on rock
 Juniper planted on rock
 Black Pine
 Crytomeria group planting on rock

If you want to see more pictures from our trip to Japan, follow the link from this site to John Pitts website. From there you can link to his album of photographs.

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