RESOURCES

Clubs & Organizations

pnbca.com – Pacific Northwest Bonsai Clubs Association.

absbonsai.org – American Bonsai Society.

Look up these clubs around the Vancouver area;

West Coast Bonsai Club. North Vancouver

Nikkei Bonsai Club. Burnaby

VJGA, Sumi Bonsai Club. Vancouver – vanjapangardeners.com

BC Bonsai Society. South Surrey. – bcbonsaisociety.org


Bonsai Websites

bonsai4me.com – A broad scope of information by Harry Harrington, an active author and seasoned bonsai artist. The species guide is an invaluable feature of the website.

bjorvalabonsaistudio – American bonsai artist (Trained in Japan). Check out his video series Bonsai Art of Japan on youtube. Bjorn now has his own Bonsai Nursery. (See video below)

crataegus.com – Bonsai Artist Michael Hagedorn (Trained in Japan). Garden based out of Oregon. (See video below)

bonsaimirai.com – Bonsai nursery and school of Ryan Neil (Trained in Japan), located in Oregon. Also the home of Mirai Live. (See video below)

bonsaitonight.com – Jonas Dupuich’s bonsai blog. Many helpful, easy to read articles. He also sells some tools and supplies, including Kaneshin products.

bonsaiempire.com – A website featuring bonsai information, online bonsai courses and much more. They produce exceptional short videos on their website and on youtube. (See video below)

rakuyobonsai.com Website and blog of Andrew Robson. An emerging American bonsai artist and the President of the Bonsai Society of Portland. Currently building a deciduous-focused bonsai garden, school and nursery, RAKUYO-en, in Portland, Oregon.

bonsaifocus.com – A high quality website and international magazine.

esprit-bonsai.com – An exceptional European bonsai publication. Available in English as of 2014.

Bonsai Video Playlist (youtube) – The best bonsai videos on youtube, all in one place. Free to watch!


Stockists & Suppliers (Bonsai tools, pots, trees, etc.)

Bonsai Floral Gardens, B.C. Lower Mainland – Open since 1970. A well established bonsai and pre-bonsai nursery. Many trees grown from seed or cuttings by Japanese master Tak Yamaura. Mainly selling pine, cypress and juniper. Prices for mature trees start at a few hundred dollars.

Art et Culture Bonsai, Quebec – Mail order pots, tools and more. Ships Canada Post.

Tokoname Bonsai Pots, Japan(online ordering) – The updated website for Tokoname bonsai pots. Information and catalogue.

China Pottery, Richmond – A wholesale pottery importer. Low to good quality bonsai pots.

Kaneshin, Japan(online ordering) – Manufacturer and retailer of good quality bonsai tools and wire.

American Bonsai Tool & Supply Co., USA(online ordering) – Tools, wire, pots and more.

Anton Nijhuis, Vancouver Island – Horticulturist and Arborist. Yamadori collector in Campbell River, BC. He is known to have Shore Pine, Mountain Hemlock and Cedar.

Art’s Nursery, Surrey – Nursery trees and shrubs. The largest selection and variety in the Lower Mainland.

Keepers Of The Green, North Vancouver – Bonsai care services. Soil mixes may be available for purchase in limited supply. Contact David.

Best Coast Bonsai, Vancouver – Owned by Tom Ulecki, a former apprentice at Kouka-En in Japan. Specializing in developing and sourcing quality bonsai material. Selling trees, Japanese ceramics and wiring and styling services.

Rivers Edge Bonsai, Vancouver Island – Bonsai nursery and educational centre established by Frank Corrigan. Offering workshops, club presentations, and more. Selling pre bonsai, potted bonsai, yamadori, tools and wire. Copper wire can be mail ordered. All else is pick up only and all by appointment. 

Young’s Bonsai, DeltaNo website. 10780 Ladner Trunk Road, Delta, B.C. 604 599 9550. Hours as of March 2021; 9am-5pm daily. A wide variety of bonsai priced at a few hundred dollars and up. Ilex, quince, stewartia, japanese maple, black pine, juniper, ginko and a lot more.

Naturise, Richmond – A good variety of deciduous bonsai and some conifers. A selection of ceramic pots. Open to the public. Best to make an appointment.

Ben’s Farm & Garden Centre, Surrey – No website. 18341 Fraser Hwy, Surrey, BC. 604 574 4135. 9am-5pm daily. It’s a farm and garden centre. Some interesting nursery stock trees with bonsai potential.

Shikoku, Roberts Creek, Sunshine Coast – Bonsai nursery of Gerald Rainville who apprenticed in Japan. Established in the 1980’s. Selling juniper and black pine bonsai.

Tokutake Bonsai, Oregon(Shipping UPS) – Japan born ceramicist Nao Tokutake is based out of Hillsboro, Oregon. He produces exceptional hand-made ceramics and custom glazes.

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