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, 24 February 2014

ABC Winter Image competition Feb 2014

Ashfield held its 2014 Winter Image competition last Thursday.
Unfortunately it wasn't, as well attended as the Swindon Winter Image show, the trees weren't as good and there were no traders...but apart from that we had a good night.

Here are the trees that were bought along;

Mike's lovely Fuji Cherry
Geoff's awesome Larch group planting
John's Chinese Elm
Birds eye view of the Elm
Derek's Blackthorn
Tony's Korean Hornbeam
Philip's Acer Ginella
Derek's Larch on rock
Paul's Korean Hornbeam
Chris's Larch rock planting
Geoff's Privet
The winning tree Peter's Larch
Nebari detail of Peter's Larch
Our treasurer Derek prepares to hand over the trophy for the winning tree.
And the usual comedy shot, Derek two steps over to a cheesy grin from Peter......quality.....what else would you want to do on a Thursday night, I ask you.

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