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

Sunday 22 March 2015

Peter Warren comes to Ashfield Bonsai Club

Peter Warren joined us at our last meeting.
He critiqued members trees, discussing the positive and negative aspects of each tree and offering possible improvements to the trees owner.
Another thoroughly enjoyable and informative evening was had with all members coming away with a better idea of how to develop their tree further.

Plenty of material for Peter to critique
The Ashfield massive
Lamb to the slaughter
Pete Tomb's Scot's pine
John Pitt's Scots pine
Paul's Berberis, Plan A failed, discussing Plan B
John's Carpinus....before
And after
Caz's Cork bark Maple on rock
Chris Dodd's Trident Maple on rock
Mike Rose's Yew

Tony's Juniper requires a change of angle
Mark's Maple
Paul's white Pine

Derek's Scots pine
Geoff's Mugo pine....before

And after removing several branches
Caz's Maple

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