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

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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