Bonsai Island has everything for the bonsai enthusiast, from novice to expert, including a spacious outdoor display area.
Quality established bonsai for sale, all styled by the proprietors. And yes, there is starter material so you can style your own trees, from tubestock to advanced pre-bonsait and everything in between.
Bonsai Island carries a range of Japanese and Chinese pots plus a great selection of hand-made Australian bonsai pots, plenty of specialty tools and styling wire for training your trees, bonsai books for inspiration, advice, techniques - and a wonderful selection of Japanese woodblock prints to give your home or bonsai display a special touch. Bonsai Island offers tuition lessons, they are conducted by arrangement, according to season, and generally run for two hours.
See an extensive range of conifers, Australian natives, broadleaved evergreens, deciduous, flowering and fruiting examples in all bonsai styles including group plantings of little forests in a dish. The displays feature trees at their seasonal peak, so any time of year is a great time to visit Bonsai Island. Potting, re-styling, bonsai boarding and advisory services available.
What is Bonsai? Bonsai is a horticultural art. Woody plants are grown in shallow containers and styled to resemble scale-models of the mature tree in nature.
Bonsai need sunlight, air movement, water, nutrients and a substrate in which to grow. That's the horticultural element, and it's the same as in any other form of gardening.
The art of bonsai also involves styling, training and pruning a living tree to the shape you want, then matching it to a complementary container to create the desired overall effect with drama, strength, grace, elegance or whimsy.
Bonsai Island teaches that Bonsai is not about the age of the tree, per se, it is about the artistry and beauty of the design.
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