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.

Saturday, 21 February 2015

ABC Winter Image competition February 2015

It's that time of year again when the Ashfield massive hold the annual Winter image competition.
Unfortunately not as good a turnout as we would have hoped but some nice trees on display.

Caz's Korean Hornbeam

Tombsy slipped a seasonal accent into the room
Pete & Ted's Zelkova
Paul's Berberis
Tony's Korean Hornbeam
Tombsy's Chinese Elm
Chris's Larch planting on rock

Geoff's Larch group

Ted & Pete's White Beech
John's Trident Maple on rock
And the winner is............
John Pitt wins the ABC Winter image competition 2015 with his awesome Trident Maple on rock

Cheesy grin provided by Chris Hopley Dodd,
Mr Pitt stifles a chuckle

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