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

Friday 3 August 2018

We are still here

August 2018

We are still here!, forgive us for the lack of posts, we lost the password.

The club is still very busy and active, we still meet 7:30pm every 1st and 3rd Thursday at St Michael's & All Angels Church Hall, South Normanton, DE55 2B, and we travel widely to UK and international shows. This year the highlight (so far!) was a trip in May to the Italian international bonsai show in Arco (lake Garda) Italy for a long weekend and some amazing bonsai and Italian food in a lovely setting.

We are still a "hands on" club, bring a tree, work on it at your own pace or ask for help or advice, our members have trees that range from beginner to international show level (but still learning).

Come and have a laugh, make friends, and develop your trees.

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