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Four Season Interest

Featuring flowering shrubs and small garden trees that thrive in the Pacific Northwest. These include northwest natives and specimens from the temperate regions of China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand and Australia

Bonsai Akira is a fully licensed nursery which includes services beyond that of just bonsai trees. These services include, but are not limited to:

♦ Bonsai Care
♦ Classes
♦ One-on-one Instruction
♦ Custom Designs
♦ Special Events
♦ Bonsai Pottery
  and More…

Please contact us with any questions of what we may be able to do for you!

Services…

Bonsai Care

Pruning, styling, root pruning, and wiring as needed.

Classes

Introductory and intermediate level training.

One-on-one instruction

Custom Designs

Special Events

Plants for display at your next special event or function.

Bonsai Pottery

A selection of handmade, one-of-a-kind items.

About the Nursery

I started Bonsai Akira in my garden studio in the summer of 2015, to promote the practice of bonsai with species we grow in our Pacific Northwest gardens. From lilacs to conifers, hinoki cypress to viburnums, winterhazel to Japanese maples, the trees bring four seasons to to the garden or patio.

Summer blooms, winter branches against the sky, spring fragrance, fall colors as leaves change, all are represented in a wide varity of deciduous and evergreen trees in miniature.

My belief is that no garden should be without the charm of plants in miniature. They speak to us deeply of nature and our connection to it, in the voices of trees, mirroring the harmony of nature in a scale that is intimate. As we contemplate the trees they touch our inner self, bringing newly awakened reverence and delight. We pause to feel the peace and timelessness of the trees -a moment of awareness and harmony in the midst of the everyday. Welcome to Bonsai Akira!

[Akira= “brilliance”, “clarity”]

Latest Posts…

Shows and Sales 2019– Continued

Before I head north to Seattle for a couple more summer art shows, I'll be hosting my next Open Studio-- Visitors are welcome on Saturday, July 27th and Sunday, July 28th, to the open air studio and bonsai display garden. Then, a one day sale at the Portland Buddhist...

Looking Ahead– New Opportunities to see my work…

This month I will be travelling to Chicago for the Chicago Botanic Garden Art festival. Next Open garden will be Saturday and Sunday, July 27th and 28th-- Feel free to stop by and say hello, have a glass of lemonade, stroll the garden and display area...! August...

It’s Hydrangea Time!

Summer brings with it the special fragrances of roses-- and Hydrangeas! My favorites are just beginning their show, and will continue till well into winter with flowers gradually evolving from palest pink to lavender to blue. Papery flowers stay till next year,...