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A selection of other websites which may be of interest...

Bonsai around London...

Bonsai at Kew Gardens – most of the bonsai in Kew’s collection were donated by the late Ruth Stafford-Jones, a founder member of Bonsai Kai, in 2001. Although Kew has a growing collection of bonsai, only 10 trees looking their seasonal best are displayed at any one time. The bonsai specialist at Kew, Richard Kernick, also runs Kew's Bonsai Blog.

Five B Bonsai – in addition to suppling bonsai trees and materials from his market stall in St Albans, Peter Shields also runs workshop near his home in Welwyn Garden City. For many years, Peter was a leading member of Bonsai Kai and has considerable expertise in all aspects of growing bonsai. – 5bbonsai.co.uk

Lee Verhorevoort Bonsai – probably the biggest bonsai nursery in Kent, with close links to the M25/M2/M20/A20 and A2 road networks; Lee Verhorevoort Bonsai caters for everything that the bonsai enthusiast could want, at the most competitive prices. Lee is a regular speaker at Bonsai Kai. – www.lvbonsai.co.uk

Bushukan Bonsai – Situated in the Essex countryside and Chelsea Gold Medal winners, this nursery is run by Chrissie Leigh-Walker and her husband Joe. It stocks the whole range of bonasi from trees suitable for beginners right the way up to high quality yamadori material.– www.bushukan.co.uk

Herons Bonsai – founded by Dawn and Peter Chan in 1986, this is one of Britain's largest bonsai nurseries. Located in Newchapel in Surrey, it offers a range and selection of trees. Peter Chan is author of a number of books on bonsai; holds a record tally of 21 Chelsea Flower Show Gold Medals; and sponsors of the Royal Horticultural Society’s bonsai collection at Wisley. – www.herons.co.uk

WindyBank Bonsai – is located in Carshalton in Surrey, just a twenty-minute drive from junction 8 on the M25. In addition to bonsai trees, the nursery stocks a large selection of pots, tools, soil, wire and many other bonsai care products. Only open weekends and bankholidays – www.windybankbonsai.co.uk

More about trees...

A Key for Identifying British Trees & Shrubs – part of the Science & Pants for Schools website, visitors are helped to distinguish between 80 species of trees and shrubs commonly found growing wild in Britain and Ireland www-saps.plantsci.cam.ac.uk/trees

Other societies...

Federation of British Bonsai Societies – this is the national body for British bonsai clubs. Find details of your local bonsai club and more about bonsai and dates for national bonsai shows.www.fobbsbonsai.co.uk

Royal Horticultural Society – find lots of horticultural information on the RHS site including forthcoming show dates and databases of plants and treeswww.rhs.org.uk

 

© Bonsai Kai – Last updated on 5 January, 2016