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  • Bonsai Namaste -   Three women from India began dreaming about a huge bonsai event with more than 1000 bonsai on display. This dream started more than 8 years ago. February 22-26 2018 it was finally realized. After […]
  • Bonsai down under - Tony Tickle visits the National Bonsai & Penjing Collection in Canberra, Australia and hopes it will inspire other countries to consider their own collections. If you visit the website Trip Advisor and search ‘Things to do […]
  • Cotoneaster – A friend to everyone - An extremely versatile and easily grown plant. It enables the grower to happily style away with very satisfying results. Bruno Wijman shows the amazing results after a few hours’ work. 1. Analysing the tree This […]
  • Rock climbing in a bonsai garden - David Benavente lives his dream with a garden full of bonsai. Hidden in the mountains just a few minutes’ drive from Madrid, David Benavente has his dream bonsai garden. It’s a well laid out garden […]
  • Instant reward with Blaauw juniper -   It’s almost needless to say that junipers are the most popular material for bonsai. They can withstand lots of work done in a short period of time. Available at most nurseries in all kinds […]
  • Sankan-gi | Triple trunk style - Triple trunk style – This has three, five, or seven trunks of different trunk diameters growing from a single root ball. If there are three trunks of differing diameters, it is referred to as a […]
  • Never fix a screw into a bonsai - Viet Luan Tran (40) went to Germany in 1979, son of a high ranking army officer at West Point. He and his family had arrived as Vietnam War refugees. ‘I feel neither Vietnamese nor German. What I can say is I wear Vietnamese roots and Germany is my home.’ Bonsai is his passion, his guide for life....
  • On being a deshi in Shunka-en - A professional gardener, German Valentin Brose’s love of bonsai drew him to Japan to learn more about this fascinating art. So he decided to quit his job and went to work for famous Master, Kunio Kobayashi. He soon found out that life as a student is somewhat different ...
  • Easy-going forest planting with maples - Takao Katsumata creates a deciduous forest. There is a certain type of enjoyment that is special and unique to a forest style bonsai, regardless of the species or origin of the material. As a part […]
  • Going wild - Ageing a Prunus avium – wild cherry It was a journey of more than 15 years that began with simple native garden material and resulted in a stunning small-sized bonsai. Morten Albek guides us through […]