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

Monday 25 February 2019


a good turnout for the long and very foggy drive to Swindon on sunday, for their terrific winter image show, a good number of quality trees on display as usual.

This was our club display:

Also congrats to our JP who pretty much cleaned up with awards for: best conifer, best tree and pot combination, best accent, and best overall individual display. An amazing japanese maple won best deciduous, but his elm (see the post before this one) must have been a very close second. Well done pal.

Also appreciation to JB who was one of the judges, and last seen in the car park eating hob nobs....

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Mike, club display was made up of very high quality trees, congrats to all who contributed and made it a great day.