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Chicago Area:

Bonsai starters - Hardy & Tropical
By appointment only
Call Linda Camp or Jim Beck
Harvesting Workshops in March - see website!
A vendor for the Prairie State Bonsai Society Show at the Morton Arboretum

Bonsai For Sale
by appointment only
Call Phil Malhiot
Bonsai trees for sale
Lessons also available

The Hidden Gardens
16 W 658 S. Frontage Road, Willowbrook, IL 60527
Bonsai trees, tools, supplies and pots
Hours: April 1 thru November 30, Mon-Sat 7-5, Sun/Holidays 10-3, Closed July 4th
Hours: December 1 thru March 31, Wed-Sat 10-4, Sun 10-3, for bonsai and bird sales only

Natural Living
By appointment only
Call Dan Kosta
Bonsai lessons, landscape design and consultation

Vern Goers Greenhouse Inc.
5620 S. Oak St., Hinsdale IL 60521
630-323-1085, ask for Dan Kosta
Bonsai, pots and tools
Closed Sunday

Literati Design
A vendor for the Prairie State Bonsai Society Show at the Morton Arboretum

Friends of ours
outside the Chicago Area:

Cass Bonsai Gardens, LLC
Bonsai material & accessories
6145 Quercus Grove, Edwardsville, Il.
By appointment only  
A vendor for the Prairie State Bonsai Society Show at the Morton Arboretum

Nature's Way Nursery
Bonsai, pre-bonsai, pots, tools, supplies, classes
Pleasant Hill Rd., Harrisburg PA.

Stone Lantern
Bonsai supplies at great prices. Including Roshi, Koyo and Bonsai Aesthetics tools, copper and aluminum wire, Yixing pots, Ho Yoku bonsai care products, a completed selection of discounted books and much more.

Bonsai Clubs and Associations Links:

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Bonsai Tree Gardener

American Bonsai Society

Bonsai Clubs International

National Bonsai Foundation

Mid-America Bonsai Alliance

World Bonsai Friendship Federation

North American Bonsai Federation

Midwest Bonsai Society

De La Ke Bonsai Society

Quad City Bonsai Club

Milwaukee Bonsai Society 

Indianapolis Bonsai Club

Pittsburgh Bonsai Society

Triangle Bonsai Society

Internet Bonsai Club

Minnesota Bonsai Society

Western Michigan Bonsai Society

Ann Arbor Bonsai Society


Bonsai Gardens:

Whether it's inspiration or education you seek, these places are worth a look:

Chicago Botanic Garden Nakamura Collection (On-line & Glencoe, IL)

National Bonsai and Penjing Museum (Washington, DC)

Take a virtual tour

International Bonsai Arboretum (Rochester, NY)


Bonsai Supplies on the Web:

8365 Center Hill Road
Olive Branch, MS 38654
Order Line: 1-800-582-2593
Fax: 662-895-4157

Many feel that pots coming from the Tokoname area of Japan are the worlds best. It is usually hard to find a good selection and they are usually expensive. If you'd like to own a few try this site. Big selection and good prices. This website is owned by J C Imports of St Cloud, FL.

Sara  Rayner - Bonsai Containers


Nature's Way Nursery

1451 Pleasant Hill Rd., Harrisburg PA. 1-711-545-4555  Bonsai, pre-bonsai, pots, tools, supplies, classes


Hollow Creek Bonsai

Hollow Creek Farms, Avon NY  1-866-302-3042.  Trees, tools, soil, pots, accessories.

International Bonsai

International Bonsai Arboretum, Rochester, NY 1-585-334-2565  Tours (by appointment), classes, select bonsai seedlings, supplies, bonsai pins


DaSu Bonsai Studios

27887 Timber Road, Kelley IA, 1-800-528-2527  Bonsai, pots, supplies, classes

Golden Arrow Bonsai
Collected Trees
HC 73 Box 1742
Deadwood, SD 57732

Celestial Bonsai
Trees, Pots, Tools, Accessories, Books and Other Information: History of Bonsai, TreeDescriptions, Bonsai Care

Matsu Momiji Bonsai Nursery

Field Grown Bonsai Stock

"Japanese Black Pine EXPANDED" DVD by Steve Pilacik
7520 Troy Stone Dr. Fuquay
Varina, NC 27526


MBP Bonsai Studio
Mike & Candy Hansen
Pflugerville, Texas

MBP e-mail 1   MBP e-mail 2

Bonsai Empire

A Netherlands based site with an English version.  Sections on bonsai styles, creation, training, caring and Bonsai studies.  Also a gallery of photos and a webshop.


Arbortech's minigrinder

While not a traditional Bonsai tool, nor its designed purpose, this Australian product has been used and demonstrated by Bonsai artists such as Craig Coussins of the UK and Ted Matson of the USA.  It can be used to reduce and carve items to create a natural effect. 

Bonsai Discussions and References:

The Bonsai Guide 
A large collection of Bonsai Photographs, a comprehensive guide to bonsai in Europe, picture reports of bonsai exhibitions and bonsai centers and links to bonsai tree care guides, suppliers, clubs, newsgroups, courses and shows.
Recommendations for bonsai books for beginners.

Bonsai Bark

Promoting and expanding the bonsai universe.


Bonsai Chat

Bonsai Chat, an online community for bonsai and Japanese garden enthusiasts who wish to learn more about the arts and traditions of bonsai, shohin, mame, ikebana and suiseki. 


Bonsai Empire

A Netherlands based site with an English version.  Sections on bonsai styles, creation, training, caring and Bonsai studies.  Also a gallery of photos and a webshop.


Bonsai Trees Info

"all you need to know about bonsai trees and caring for them".  Contains a series of articles on various bonsai topics. 

Bonsai on the Web
... dedicated to Bonsai enthusiasts and businesses

Weedpatch Gazette
Contact: Rommy Lopat

Bonsai security tips

An article on Bonsai security by Kevin Bailey that appeared in Bonsai Magazine


Bonsai articles by Kevin Bailey

Published in Bonsai Magazine or The Art of Bonsai Magazine (now defunct)

Bonsai Articles by Brent Walston and other authors

Bonsai Professionals:

Boon Manakitvipart
Northern CA

Cajun Bonsai : The Bonsai Art of Gary Marchel



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