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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…

Winter’s Joy– Flowering Bonsai Viburnum

Winter’s Joy– Flowering Bonsai Viburnum

Viburnum bodnatense "Dawn" is quite early this year. Blooms are usually set in late January, but this specimen was ready to come indoors in flower in mid-December to grace the dining area. Subtle fragrance awaits the intimate approach as the bare branches speak...

Hyacinth Kokedama now available!

Hyacinth Kokedama now available!

Experience the joy of winter blooming plants in your own home! Kokedama is "moss wrapping"-- creating a basket out of moss for a plant to live in. I have perfected this floral art form and am now introducing kokedama to my available items. Starting with the most...

Christmas brings memories and new traditions

Christmas brings memories and new traditions

As the nursery grows, we are more eager to welcome visitors-- even when the weather is frightful! So this season we'll be bringing plants indoors to feature winter blooming species, and gentle conifers of the table gracing varieties, surrounded by our latest passion--...