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

Monday 10 March 2014

Club night Thursday 6th March

We were saddened to hear of the passing of Harry Tomlinson recently.
Many of Ashfield Bonsai Club learned much from Harry as members of the East Midlands Bonsai Society, I fondly remember visiting their annual exhibitions and regular visits to Greenwood Nursery for trees and all bonsai related paraphernalia.
We send our sincere condolences to Petra, Corin and Paul at this very sad time.

We hastily arranged for members to bring along their favourite Greenwood bought bonsai for this evenings table show.
Shown below are the trees that members bought along.

John's Plum

Paul's cut leaf Beech
Paul's Korean Hornbeam
Chris's Maple started from seed approximately 20 years ago, an earlier photograph shows the tree on rock
Paul's Myrobulan Plum started from one of Greenwoods cuttings
Tony's Larch
Mark's Podocarpus
Mike's Juniper

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