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.

Friday, 17 August 2012

Club meeting Thursday 16th August 2012

Here are a few snapshots from our meeting last night, the usual suspects were in attendance.

Tony (looking pretty in pink) works on his Juniper
John's Blackthorn
The Lost Boys
Mike works on his pine group
John's English yew
Paul working on his lovely cedar
Hinoki Cypress (Cham Obtusa Nana Gracillis)
Mr Tombs works on little & large itoigawa junipers
The chuckle brothers (Dave, Philip & Mike) contemplate life and its complexities
Geoff's cork bark Chinese elm