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.

Saturday, 3 March 2012

Ashfield Winter Image Competition February 2012

The Ashfield massive recently held our annual winter image competition.
Here are pictures from the evening.

 Pete's Kashima, the winning tree
 Mike's Zelkova shohin
 Chris's Cedar
 John's Blackthorn
 Derek's Hornbeam
 John's Maple
Chris Dodds (right) presents Peter Tombs with the winners trophy for his fantastic Kashima.
We had offered to put on a shohin display at the Swindon Winter Image show, so we took the opportunity to try a few lay outs for the display.
We eventually settled on this one.
Tony re-potted his elm group

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