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May 2020

Second Open Studio Coming Up–May 16 & 17, 2020

May 16, 2020 @ 11:00 am - May 17, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
1630 SE ELLIS ST PORTLAND, 1630 SE ELLIS ST
PORTLAND, OR 97202 United States

We'll again be opening the nursery and display garden to visitors on the weekend of Saturday, may 16th and Sunday, May 17th. Hours are 11:00am to 5:00pm. Please call for an appointment if you are unable to come at these times or if you need to visit when there are no others present due to risk status. Phone # is: 503-720-3113 We'll be observing the Nursery Association's protocols to keep all visitors safe, and we have been in constant quarantine…

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June 2020

Open Garden–Cancelled Due to Family Illness

June 27, 2020 @ 11:00 am - June 28, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
1630 SE ELLIS ST PORTLAND, 1630 SE ELLIS ST
PORTLAND, OR 97202 United States

Sorry this Event has Been Cancelled Our last event of the summer for 2020 will be an open garden and bonsai sale, on the last weekend of June.       Saturday, June 27th and Sunday, June 28th we'll welcome you to the outdoor studio. The entire collection of bonsai will be on display including my personal specimens. Over 130 bonsai are ready for sale, in unique and handmade pottery containers created by local artists. Enjoy the display garden featuring lilies…

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September 2020

Open Garden– At Last! {as advertised with HPSO}

September 20, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
1630 SE ELLIS ST PORTLAND, 1630 SE ELLIS ST
PORTLAND, OR 97202 United States

Save the dates! Bonsai Akira Nursery looks forward to again hosting visitors! Our abbreviated schedule has included two dates earlier this year that received no publicity from our beloved garden club, so--                            We will be welcoming visitors on two weekends in the Fall season to showcase an entirely new collection of finished bonsai in dramatic and unique stylings with new pottery from America's foremost bonsai ceramists. All…

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Bonsai Show and Sale–POSTPONED

September 26, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
1630 SE ELLIS ST PORTLAND, 1630 SE ELLIS ST
PORTLAND, OR 97202 United States
Shimpaku Juniper Shines through summer heat

Rescheduled for Saturday, October 10th-- Due to wildfires and ensuing local crisis conditions in the past few weeks we have deemed it best to wait till air quality improves to host you to our bonsai collection and sale.          You are welcome at our annual Bonsai Show and Sale, hosted by Bonsai Akira at our home and nursery in Portland. We will be observing social distancing by scheduling visitors-- either call ahead or come and wait in…

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October 2020

Charbonneau Art Festival Hosts Bonsai Akira!

October 1, 2020 @ 12:00 am - October 31, 2020 @ 12:00 am
32000 SW Charbonneau Drive Wilsonville OR 97301

Look for us at —http://Charbonneau.org— Lucy’s bonsai creations are featured in this juried show— under Sculpture— because bonsai are indeed “living sculpture”.

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Annual Fall Bonsai Show and Sale– October 10th, 2020

October 10, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
1630 SE ELLIS ST PORTLAND, 1630 SE ELLIS ST
PORTLAND, OR 97202 United States

Note:-- We will be observing social distancing as usual at this event hosted at a private residence-- Please join us to wander among the bonsai for sale and my private collection as we host visitors on Saturday, October 10th, 2020. At my small bonsai nursery all specimens are designed by the owner/artist (Lucy) and we are frequent participants at local art shows and festivals throughout the region. There will be finished bonsai as well as nursery stock and a limited…

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November 2020

Annual Holiday Sale Event

November 11, 2020 @ 10:00 am - November 14, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
1630 SE ELLIS ST PORTLAND, 1630 SE ELLIS ST
PORTLAND, OR 97202 United States
Patio Garden Design for Portland Home Show

While we have had many great opportunities to display our bonsai over these past five years, 2020 has seen cancellation of all my shows... With this in mind I’m extending the invitation to come to the studio over three days in November to preview our Christmas gift selections. FromKokedama to Calendars, gardeners’ aprons to hoodies, supreme handmade bonsai pottery to beautifully styled bonsai of many species including flowering trees and shrubs— there is something for discerning and nature loving people…

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December 2020

First Ever Winter Holiday Sale

December 7, 2020 @ 10:00 am - December 15, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

A large selection of bonsai in all price ranges, including winter flowering camellias in bud, many types of Japanese Maples, dwarf conifers and more. Kokedama houseplants including Anthurium and Orchids in bloom are a specialty item this holiday season. Handcrafted note cards, calendars and more! Half hour appointments available. Please call or text— 503-720-3113– to schedule a viewing at the nursery. Extended to December 7-15 for holiday gift shopping. A canopy shelter will provide for any weather, and the propane…

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March 2021

POSTPONED— With apologies…! Bonsai Akira is offering classes!

March 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
1630 SE ELLIS ST PORTLAND, 1630 SE ELLIS ST
PORTLAND, OR 97202 United States
$20

Please check back for new date for this class—with apologies from our owner— Right here at the nursery we will be hosting a series of classes in styling and caring for bonsai. Learn how to take a nursery plant and create a long-lived miniature tree with vibrant health and full of wonder! It’s easier than you think to get started on a lifelong hobby that will bring moments of joy and tranquility. Five years teaching at Portland Nursery has only…

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April 2021

Open Garden— Bonsai Show and Sale— April 17 and 18 2021

April 17 @ 11:00 am - April 18 @ 5:00 pm
1630 SE ELLIS ST PORTLAND, 1630 SE ELLIS ST
PORTLAND, OR 97202 United States

My first Open Garden for 2021 will feature the bonsai Japanese Maples and other deciduous varieties opening their new foliage before your eyes! Come and explore the world of bonsai at the most thrilling time of year, as the trees awaken to spring. Flowering species will be blooming, azaleas will be in bud, conifers will have their new haloes of green emerging. So much to see and enjoy. The bonsai welcome you.

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May 2021

Spring Open Garden— May 15 & 16, 2021

May 15 @ 11:00 am - May 16 @ 4:00 pm
1630 SE ELLIS ST PORTLAND, 1630 SE ELLIS ST
PORTLAND, OR 97202 United States

Saturday and Sunday, May 15 and 16, I’ll be hosting my second Open Garden of the season. Weather will be perfect — no matter the weather, we’ll weather the weather, whether we like it or not! And the trees are bursting with new growth and ready to inspire. I’ve been expanding the bonsai selection for beginners, to include many new cultivars, and a variety of “ indoor” trees— tropical and temperate climate specimens that don’t do our cold winters— ready…

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Beginner Bonsai Class— “Bonsai is for Everyone”— May 15 & 16 2021

May 15 @ 11:00 am - May 16 @ 12:30 pm
1630 SE ELLIS ST PORTLAND, 1630 SE ELLIS ST
PORTLAND, OR 97202 United States

After five years of teaching bonsai at Portland Nursery, the coronavirus changed our lives. How to go forward? The obvious solution is small outdoor classes— so I have developed a “classroom” under the canopy in the driveway of our urban bonsai oasis. Please contact  by email— bonsaiakirapdx@gmail.com  —or phone—503-720-3113 (mobile) to reserve a spot.  Limited to four participants each day. We will cover the basics of taking a nursery plant and making a bonsai specimen, then give care details for…

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Bonsai Akira Open Studio and Bonsai Sale— May 22 & 23, 2021

May 22 @ 11:00 am - May 23 @ 5:00 pm
1630 SE ELLIS ST PORTLAND, 1630 SE ELLIS ST
PORTLAND, OR 97202 United States

This weekend I’ll be hosting the public once again at the nursery. We are no longer required to schedule appointments, but I’ll be asking visitors to mask for the safety and comfort of those who have immune compromises. The display area is stocked with a plethora of new bonsai, and there is a wide range of prices and styles, to suit every budget. If you’ve ever been curious, here’s your opportunity to come by and talk about how it’s done,…

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June 2021

Bonsai Akira Open Garden— June 12 & 13 2021

June 12 @ 12:00 pm - June 13 @ 4:00 pm
1630 SE ELLIS ST PORTLAND, 1630 SE ELLIS ST
PORTLAND, OR 97202 United States

We’ll be welcoming visitors to the nursery again for our summer celebration the second weekend of June. Please won’t you come and stroll under the Dawn Redwood tree and spend some time with the little trees? They love company! There are many new varieties waiting to be admired — perhaps one will ask you to take it home. Japanese maples are now in full leaf, hydrangea are beginning to flower, conifers are showing their haloes of new growth, and other…

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July 2021

Bonsai Is For Everyone! Beginner Class July 31

July 31 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
1630 SE ELLIS ST PORTLAND, 1630 SE ELLIS ST
PORTLAND, OR 97202 United States

Due to popular demand I’ll again be teaching my bonsai basics class. Offered outdoors at our nursery under the canopy to keep everyone Covid safe, with a limit of five participants. We will space ourselves with each participant having their own workstation, supplies provided. We’ll cover everything you need to know to create a bonsai from a nursery plant, and how to care for it for the first year. Training pots provided, additional pots and plants available for sale to…

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