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

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 ?

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