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 22 September 2014

Annual Club show, September 2014

Another year passes by in the blink of an eye !
Thursday 18th September was the night of our annual show and there were plenty of  great trees on show.

Unfortunately the batteries in my camera died a death so I had to take the majority of the pictures shown below on my mobile phone.
My apologies for the crap quality.

Shohin Class

Paul's Cotoneaster
Ted's Trident,
Winner of Shohin Class
 Pauls Berberis
Derek hands Ted his award for Best Shohin

Trees competing for the David Oliver Memorial Shield

John's Deshojo maple
Peter's Crab apple
Ted's Trident maple
Winner of the David Oliver Memorial Shield
Chris's Hawthorn
Derek's White Pine
Derek's Juniper

Large Tree Class

Ted's White Pine
Paul's Scots Pine
Geoff's Japanese Larch
Winner of the Large Tree Class
Chris's Scot's Pine

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