Club History

The club was founded in 1993. Originally there was a single monthly meeting (in Sutton-in-Ashfield), 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 occasional workshops. 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 we invite one or two speakers of international fame to present to us, 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 2019 the club members will continue to exhibit at major exhibitions both at home and abroad, with trees enterred for the Swindon Winter Image show in February (where the club has also been invited to present a display stand), and at the Bonsai Expo in April.

Members will also be attending the Trophy Exhibition in Belgium in February, the Doncaster show in March and other shows throughout the year

Saturday 3 March 2012

Swindon Winter Image Show 2012

4 brave souls from the Ashfield massive made the journey to Swindon for the awesome Swindon Winter Image show 2012.

Unfortunately due to technical reasons (we were all hanging from a Saturday night on Jagermeister, Sambuca & Slippery Nipples...oo-er), there weren't many pictures taken.
Also the lighting at the venue isn't conducive to good photography at all.

 Peter Tomb's Kashima, part of the Ashfield Bonsai Club display
 Mike Rose's Scots Pine, part of the Ashfield Bonsai Club display
 Chris Dodd's Cedar, part of the Ashfield Bonsai Club display
 John Brocklehurst's Maple, part of the Ashfield Bonsai Clubs display
 White Pine part of the Ashfield shohin display
 Juniper, Quince & Zelkova in the Ashfield shohin display
 Peter Tombs Itoigawa Juniper
 White Pine
 Chinese Elm
 White Pine
 Trident Maple on rock
 Accent planting

The only decent pictures I could take were mainly of shohin trees, so apologies for fans of the larger stuff, but as mentioned previously the lighting just doesn't suit my point & shoot digital.
Hope you enjoy the pictures.

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