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

Tuesday 15 May 2012

Ashfield members vistit EBA show in Slovenia

3 club members spent a long weekend in Slovenia to take in the European Bonsai Association show in Ljubljana.

The show was held at the Hotel Mons which was a great location for the exhibition.
The organisers did a great job and the weekend was very enjoyable, the Slovenian people are very hospitable and welcolming and the majority speak excellent English.

There were trade stands and demonstrations by internationally renowned bonsai artists over the weekend.

Here are a few pictures of trees that were displayed.

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