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

Friday 22 February 2013

Ashfield Winter Image Show (February 2013)

It's that time of the year again folks.
Trees were trimmed up, cleaned up, mossed up and some just turned up for the eagerly awaited Ashfield Winter Image show.

Here are a few images of the trees on display this year

John's awesome Trident Maple
Paul's slinky Korean Hornbeam (Peter Warrens legs would have turned to jelly)
 Chris's Larch on rock planting
Caz's Hawthorn
 Ted's Trident Maple on rock
Geoff (clip & grow) Bonser's mature & well ramified Larch group planting.
It is highly likely that there has never been a strand of wire touch any of these trees
 Pete's Trident Maple
 Tony's Korean Hornbeam
 Caz's Potentilla
John's Chinese Elm
Mr Pitt awards the Philip Anthony Cup to Ted Goodhead
The winning tree, a Trident Maple owned by Pete & Ted Goodhead
 Ramification on John Pitts Trident
Branching and Nebari on John Pitts Trident...ooooh Disco Stu

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