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

Friday 16 September 2011

2011 annual club show

Another great turn out for this years show, the voting in the 3 size catagories was very close, a testament to the improving quality of members trees.

Here are pics of all the trees displayed.

 Chris's trident maple
 Mikes rigida juniper
 Petes juniper

 Johns potentilla
 Johns juniper kishu
 Mikes box
 Philips ficus
Teds juniper, winner of the shohin category
 Tonys hornbeam
 Johns larch, winner of the chuhin category
 Dereks chinese elm
 Petes larch group
 Mikes box
 Mikes amur maple
 Petes raft azalea
 Chris's cedar
 Petes common juniper
 Johns maple clump
 Teds rigida juniper
 Mikes scots pine, winner of the large category and BEST IN SHOW
 Petes maple
 Mikes hemlock
 Mike Rose accepting the shield for best in show from Derek Hill
Mikes fantastic scots pine with the Best in Show shield

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