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 23 December 2011

Merry Christmas & welcome to our new follower.

Ashfield Bonsai Club members would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy & prosperous New Year.

Thanks for joining us Simon, we hope you enjoy reading the blog.

Quite a few of us are going to the Noelanders trophy towards the end of January so keep watching this space for pictures of the event and of members trees on show at the trophy.

Happy holidays


  1. Please keep us posted on your Noelanders exploits for us that are left behind :-(

  2. We will do Simon...and we'll sink a few sherberts on your behalf !
    See you at Swindon though, that's nearly as exotic as Belgium !!