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.

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

More trees from Noelanders 13

Here are some more pictures from the Noelanders 13 Trophy

 Chinese Elm
 Chinese Juniper
 Japanese Quince
 White Pine
 John Armitages awesome shohin display
 Korean Hornbeam
 Red Pine & Oriental Bittersweet
Chinese Juniper, Noelanders 13 overall winner.
This tree was styled by Masahiko Kimura
 English Yew
 Japanese Quince
 Itoigawa Juniper
 Itoigawa Juniper
 Ezo Spruce
 Deshojo Maple
Scots Pine & Zelkova

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