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.











Monday, 27 January 2014

Ashfield Bonsai Club members trees at the Noelanders Trophy 2014

4 members of our club displayed trees at the Noelanders Trophy this year.
The trees and displays were transported to the exhibition in Belgium by Peter Warren, Peter Snart and John Armitage, thank you chaps for another sterling job.

Unfortunately photographing the displays this year had been banned for the majority of people but I have managed to find pictures of the 4 members displays on the web, and the photographers Marcel Witteman and Philippe Massard have both kindly agreed for their pictures to be shown on our blog, thank you to both gentlemen.

Ezo Spruce on rock, John Pitt
Trident Maple, John Pitt
Larch, Peter Tombs
White Pine, Mike Rose
Azalea Kozan, John Brocklehurst
Oriental Bittersweet, John Brocklehurst














Another fantastic exhibition and a great weekend with good friends, what more can you ask for.
Make a date to visit the Noelanders Trophy in Belgium next year, even if you're not planning on offering a tree for display the show itself is a great experience.