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 7 July 2014

Bonsai For All, 6th July 2014

6 members of the Ashfield massive travelled to the Botanical Gardens in Birmingham for the Bonsai For All event yesterday.
The bonsai on display were generally a credit to the owners, some of the club displays were overcrowded but generally most trees were clean and well presented.
Many thanks to Kath & Malcolm Hughes and their helpers for organising the event.

Here are a few pictures of the Ashfield Bonsai Club members trees on display.

Dereks English Yew

Peters White Pine

Caz's Potentilla

Chris's Cedar

John's Azalea

John's Blackthorn
John's Hawthorn
John's Chinese Elm
John's English Yew

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