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.











Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Happy New Year and some Bonsai porn !

Happy New Year to all our readers.

The Noelanders Trophy 2012 is nearly upon us, so we'll be adding plenty of pictures when we get home.

Just to whet your appetites for some awesome Bonsai porn, I thought I'd add some pictures from our trip to Japan in 2010....did I mention we'd been to Japan ?

Here we go, pictures from Shunka en, the nursery where Peter Warren served his apprenticeship.

 Mike Rose, Peter Warren & Mr Pitt at the entrance to Shunka en
 Juniper
 Mr Pitt getting exited over antique ceramics
 Pine
 Apricot
 Crab Apple
 Pine
 Satsuki Azalea
 Quince on rock
 Trident Maple on rock
 Apricot
 Garden picture
 Mr Koybayashi's award winning black pine called the Blue Dragon
 Camellia
Our happy band with Peter and Mr Koybayashi

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