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

Sunday 30 September 2012

Ashfield Bonsai Club competition 2012

Thursday 20th September was our yearly competition.
There was a tense atmosphere in the church hall as the competitors eyed up each others trees...

Anyhoo here are some pictures of the trees entered and the winning trees and custodians.

Mike's Azalea
Philip's Ficus
Pete Tomb's Itoigawa Juniper
Chris's Mugo pine
Mike's Olive
Ted's Trident Maple on rock
Pete Tombs Juniper
Pete Goodhead's Maple
Mike's Itoigawa Juniper
 Ted's Maple
 The winning trees from each size category
Derek gazes longingly at the winning it just me or is Derek developing a lovely set of boobs ?
Pete Tombs is overcome at winning the best shohin tree award
Ted Goodhead receives the award for best chuhin tree
Pete Goodhead receives the awards for best large tree and Best in Competition
Pete & Derek do a quick Charleston to celebrate Pete's award for Best in Competition.

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