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.

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 !!