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, 20 September 2013

Ashfield's annual Competition

Yesterday saw us gathering for the annual club competition.
There was a fantastic range of species on display and as usual very well presented.

Apologies for the crap backgrounds and poor lighting.

The Shohin size trees

Pauls Cotonester
Caz's Cotoneaster
Marks Heather
Johns Chinese Elm

Winner of the Shohin section
Petes Juniper






The Large trees

Tonys white pine
Mikes Azalea
Pauls English Oak
Johns Ezo Spruce

Winner of the Large trees section

Winner of Best in Show
Julies Japanese Maple
Peters Juniper











The Chuhin size trees

Caz's Larch
Johns Trident Maple
Peters Japanese Maple

Winner of the Chuhin section
Chris's Trident Maple on rock
Pauls Korean Hornbeam

Saturday, 7 September 2013

Ashfield Bonsai Club display at the Greenwood Bonsai Bash

We were up bright and early this morning to set up our club display at the Greenwood Bonsai Studio.
Corin & Paul Tomlnson had kindly offered our club some space to put on a display at their annual "Bonsai Bash", always a very good weekend for bonsai enthusiasts.

Anyhoo enough of the babbling here are a few picture of the trees we displayed.

John's Ezo Spruce on rock
Peter's Juniper
Mike's Azalea with Caz's Larch (with Babybel accent)
Julie's Maple with Paul's Heather
John's Cotoneaster and Chinese Elm
Derek's English Yew with Paul's Chinese Elm
Mark's Heather
Caz's Larch
Paul's Chinese Elm
Accent plant in Erin pot
Berries on John's Cotoneaster
Accent plant in Walsall Ceramics pot
Accent plant in John Pitt pot