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.

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Swindon Winter Image show 2015

Once again the Ashfield massive travelled down to sunny Swindon for the Swindon Winter Image Show 2015.
We were not dissapointed, another fantastic display of bonsai along with excellent trade stands, awesome chicken curry and meeting up with old and new friends.
Her are a few shots of trees and accents that tickled our fancy...well my fancy seeing as I had the camera !
First up the Ashfield Bonsai Club display:

Geoff Bonsers Larch group
Caz's Itoigawa Juniper, John's Potentilla
Caz's Korean Hornbeam
John's Quince & Chinese Elm
Peter's Chinese Elm
Our Chairman Pete Tombs won best accent
The usual comedy shot

Other trees and accents

Awesome Juniper belonging to John Armitage
Privet, again belonging to John Armitage
Quince, again John Armitage
Sekka Hinoki, Andy Jordan
John Pitts killer Trident Maple on rock
John Pitt's Chinese Elm
Mark and Ritta Copers awesome White Pine

Another white pine
Nice bronze accent
Mark & Ritta Coopers Elm
John Armitage carried out a thoroughly entertaining and informative workshop on a Juniper which was given its initial styling and then planted onto a slab type pot
Steve McKee's cracking Scot's pine
Lovely accent
Andy Jordan's Ilex Serrata
Nice pot
Overview of John Armitages Juniper....rock & roll

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