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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!


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…

Featured Tree– Flame Maple in her Glorious Raiment

Featured Tree– Flame Maple in her Glorious Raiment

The Burmese Flame Maple-- Acer ginnala -- is well known for its astonishing color changes as fall devolves to winter. This specimen, about twenty year old now, has found its forever home in a refined stoneware container from Natasha Borodovsky, a well-known bonsai...

Picea Abies “Pendula” has come to its glorious Maturity

Picea Abies “Pendula” has come to its glorious Maturity

An older specimen from a local landscape nursery, this Picea has revealed itself to me over time as a graceful and sturdy bonsai with remarkable longevity. Now about thirty years of age, it was first styled in 2015 when I acquired it in the original nursery...

Ryu Sei Welcomes Fall in Bright Raiment

Ryu Sei Welcomes Fall in Bright Raiment

Fall colors abound in the bonsai garden this week! After last week's show from the Eastern Sumac, a steady progression of brilliant color changes accompany the visitor as the Japanese Maples and Hornbeams begin their journey into the winter season's rest. There's a...