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.

Monday, 23 January 2012

Ashfield Bonsai Club members trees at the 13th Noelanders Trophy

Here are the pictures we promised you of our members trees as displayed at Noelanders 13 this weekend.

Our tree were transported to the show, displays set up and returned to the UK by Peter Warren, Peter Snart & John Armitage.
As you can see the guys did a fantastic job of setting up our diplays and we extend our thanks to them for their hard work.

Mike Rose's Scots Pine

John Pitts Larch

John Pitts Blackthorn (Prunus Spinosa)

John Pitts accent for his Larch
Mike Rose's Trident Maple
John Brocklehurst's Kishu Juniper
Ilex Serrata accent tree to Juniper Kishu

John Brocklehurst's Japanese Maple

We hope you enjoy our displays.

More pictures of the other trees displayed to follow in the next few days.


  1. Top job guys - well done one and all!

  2. Thanks Simon, we appreciate your comments.
    Noelanders is a fantastic show to visit, and well worth the effort to get there.
    We'll see you at Swindon.