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

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


  1. Well done to all involved, a great display so I hear from a MBS member in attendance. Keep up the good work,


    1. Thank very much Simon, it was a very good weekend and plenty of great material for sale as well...too much temptation for some of us.
      Take care mate