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.

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Annual club show 2016

Another year passes, and here we are at the club show again.
Here are the pictures of the trees that were bought along.

 Paul Warder wins best in show for his shohin Cotoneaster
 Ted wins best large tree for his Japanese Maple
 Ted wins best chuhin for his Korean Hornbeam
 Chuhin Japanese Maple
 Chuhin Azalea
 Best Chuhin, Korean Hornbeam
 Scots pine
 Scots Pine
 English Hawthorn
 Scots Pine group planting
 Crab apple
 Japanese Maple, winner of best large tree
Itoigawa juniper
 Cotoneaster  best shohin and winner of best in show

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