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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
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!


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…

Lagerseromeria–Crape Myrtle–“Catawba”

Green spring foliage to crimson flowers in summer! Crape Myrtle is a perennial favorite in the Northwest due to minimal water requirements in our dry summers and long bloom time, from July to frost. The spectacular flowers grace our city streets when much has passed...

Shimpaku Juniper Shines through summer heat

The loveliest twin trees ever! This Shimpaku Juniper -- Juniperus sinensis -- has been with me for several years. Lately I have discovered it is not one but two trees! The seemingly single trunk is two specimens planted together when they were seedlings, and now...

Japanese Style Pruning of Thirty Year Old “Tamukayama” specimen.

My newest specialty is pruning in the Japanese style for trees in the landscape. Japanese Maples are among the favorite trees in our area for plantings around our homes, and no wonder! They look fabulous, grow without any effort, and keep their colors true in all...