RESOURCES

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pnbca.com – Pacific Northwest Bonsai Clubs Association.

absbonsai.org – American Bonsai Society.

Look up these other bonsai clubs around Vancouver

West Coast Bonsai Club. North Vancouver

Nikkei Bonsai Club. Burnaby

VJGA, Sumi Bonsai Club. Vancouver – vanjapangardeners.com

BC Bonsai Society. South Surrey. – bcbonsaisociety.org


bonsai4me.com – A broad scope of information by Harry Harrington, an active author and seasoned bonsai artist. One of the best sources of information online. 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. Some of the best content out there on interesting subject matter.

crataegus.com – Fantastic bonsai Artist Michael Hagedorn(Trained in Japan). Garden based out of Oregon.

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

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 some solid information, online bonsai courses and much more. They produce exceptional short videos on their website and on youtube.

reddit.com/r/bonsai – Reddit, for bonsai. A helpful resource with active members worldwide.

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

en.esprit-bonsai.com – Website of Esprit Bonsai Magazine. An exceptional European bonsai publication. Available in English as of 2014. They also produce quality catalogs and magazines of annual exhibitions.

Walter Pall (website)Walter Pall (blog) – Should need no introduction. He is a legendary European bonsai artist who appreciates natural and wild looking trees.

Bonsai Video Playlist (youtube) – A collection of high quality bonsai videos, free to watch. From tips and techniques to exhibition showcases and bonsai gardens.


Below are sources for material and products attainable to those living in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Art et Culture Bonsai, Quebec – Mail order. Bonsai supplies, tools, substrate(akadama, kanuma, pumice etc), organic fertilizer(Biogold), bonsai pots(mica, Chinese, Japanese and Tokoname). Great selection at fair pricing. Shipping via Canada Post. 

Lee ValleyVancouver – Basic bonsai tools(Japanese), aluminum bonsai wire, watering cans & hose attachments, 12″ soil grader(riddle).

Garden Works, Mandeville & North Vancouver – Nursery stock trees and shrubs. “Keefers” pumice by the bag. Cheap, small bonsai pots.

China Pottery, Richmond – China Pottery Trading Ltd. A pottery importer. Bonsai pots.

Iker Bonsai Pots, USA(online ordering) – Not local by any means, but Mr. Iker has been shipping to Canadian customers for over 20 years. Reasonably priced hand-made pots.

Ashley Keller Art, Ontario Canada – Hand made bonsai pots. Commissions available with up to 5 clay colours to choose from.

Tokoname Bonsai Pots, Japan – Order bonsai pots from kilns in the famous Tokoname region.

Stone Lantern, USA(online ordering) – Bonsai tools, books and more. The main downside for Canadians is the expensive and slow shipping compared to others.

Kaneshin, Japan(online ordering) – Manufacturer and retailer of quality bonsai tools and goods. This company has almost everything, including an English language website, great customer service and very fast and fair shipping rates.

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 Pine, Hemlock and Cedar.

Naturise, Richmond – Bonsai grower. A variety of tree types. Don’t judge by the old images, but go and see for yourself. Various species such as Pine, Malus, Pomegranate, Juniper, Spruce, Maple and more.

Art’s Nursery, Surrey – Nursery stock trees and shrubs. Sphagnum moss by the bag/brick. A small selection of bonsai pots. A wide variety of conifers, deciduous and broadleaf evergreens. The largest selection at the best prices.


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