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 July 2011

Pete Warren tree critique 21st July 2011

The great thing about these critique nights, (apart from getting the chance to take the pi**), is that Pete takes you through design elements, horticultural requirements, planning for the next 12 months etc etc for all the different species we take along.

Chris's maple
 Geoffs air layered chinese elm
 John's pine
 Johns hawthorne
 John yew
 Marks root on rock azalea
 Mikes field maple
 Pauls privet
 Petes azalea
 Philips white pine
Tonys pine












We find these nights invaluble for future development and styling of our bonsai.
A critique night for your club with Pete Warren is highly recommended.

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