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.











Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Table Display Thursday 4th August

Apologies for the lack of trees showing this week.

Chris's Cedar, this tree is really starting to age nicely. The foliage pads need to develop more but the tree has a lovely feel to it.
Sneaky Chris has added a couple of Rosemary branch jins for effect...they look great.
The shot below shows Chris wiring the tree at an earlier club night...minus the jins.

I'm not sure if that's cat sick on the moss.....or could it be akadama ?









John's Cork bark Chinese Elm. The smaller "rafted" trunk developing on the left is actually a cutting from the main tree that was introduced into the trees rootball around 4 years ago, it's thickening up quite nicely but the branch development has a way to go yet.
The pot looks very bright and needs some patina to develop. I always felt the pot was too small but looking at the photograph now I'm not sure....any suggestions from our followers ?