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, 22 September 2015

Annual Club Show September 2015

It's been some time since our last post, so what better way to make a comeback than with pictures from our annual show.
What a turn out it was, one of our bet shows for some time.

My apologies for the quality of the pictures with the black background, my camera just couldn't handle it.

SHOHIN CLASS

Chinese Elm
Prunus ?
 Crab Apple ?
Chinese Elm
Trident Maple (Winner of Shohin Class)
Cotoneaster
Itoigawa Juniper











CHUHIN CLASS


Mugo Pine
Japanese Maple
Olive








 
Cotoneaster (Winner of Chuhin Class)





Mugo Pine











DAI CLASS


Korean Hornbeam
Cedar
Blackthorn
Yew
Kishu Juniper
Cedar
English Hawthorn raft (Winner of Dai Class)
Club secretary Derek awards John Pitt for winner of the shohin (trident Maple) and dai class (English Hawthorn raft)
John Brocklehurst receives the award for winner of chuhin class and Best in Show (Cotoneaster)
Best in show, Cotoneaster is awarded the Dave Oliver memorial shield.