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

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.


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


Mugo Pine
Japanese Maple

Cotoneaster (Winner of Chuhin Class)

Mugo Pine


Korean Hornbeam
Kishu Juniper
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.

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