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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 full service nursery which includes bonsai services in addition to stocking styled bonsai trees. These services include:

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

Please contact us with your questions– We are eager to discover what we can do for you!


Bonsai Care

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


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…

Christmas Sale!

Christmas Sale!

In deference to our popular pandemic programming, …Bonsai Akira has been virtual for most of the past two years…. So it’s time to relaunch our local business with a Holiday show and sale. Appointments required, please, to protect your fellow bonsai enthusiasts and...

All I Ever Learned About Pines…

All I Ever Learned About Pines…

When I started in Bonsai, I determined to learn about all the species in popular use, as well as the lovely flowering trees and shrubs that are my preferred stock. But pines proved beyond me— my first Pinus nigra died of wet feet after a miserable winter because the...

A Tree Finds itself Home— Time to Give Thanks

A Tree Finds itself Home— Time to Give Thanks

An artist’s dream is for the artistic gift to be fully realized— the resulting creation to be seen and loved into newness by the eyes of someone for whom the presence of the artwork brings ongoing delight. This is not easily achieved— the road from the artist’s hand...