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

Thursday 9 October 2014

Club night Thursday 2nd October 2014

Autumn is upon us, and the Ashfield massive gathered to undertake Autumnly tasks upon their bonsai.
A few pictures from the evening:

Mr Pitt's lovely Ben Hagen pine
Paul works on his Scot's pine
Wild thing Phil catches up on some light reading after tidying up his Azalea
Tony does a little wiring on a Juniper he's nursed back to health
Newly acquired Pyracantha has a little wire applied and a few tweaks
Mike thinning out his pine group
Paul and Chris snigger whilst Tombsy wonders who's let one slip
The Crazy Gang
Tombsy hides behind his lovely little Elm raft
Big Derek plays with his Cotton Easter
And finally.....Geoff with his hands under the table......again

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