Chrissie Leigh-Walker

Chrissie has been working on Bonsai on a professional basis since purchasing Bushukan Bonsai Nursery in Essex back in 2001. She has exhibited at the RHS Shows since then and up until 2010, when she decided that it was enough and things are difficult, as she worked on her own. Not only building and designing her stands, but, maintaining her trees of which she has well over 2 hundred in her collection with her husband Joe.

Not only has she had 9 consecutive Gold medals but a Chelsea Flower Show Gold in 2009. Her aim during her Bonsai life is to help others understand the Art of Bonsai. In 2010 the BBC ask her to do a film with a result of a 15 minute coverage at the Hampton Court Flower Show, this was well received by Bonsai enthusiasts and the public with feed backs that has helped Bushukan and Bonsai be understood by so many more. Chrissie presented Bonsai in a slightly different way than had been done before.

A Group of Japanese Larch. Planted in 1976

A Group of Japanese Larch. Planted in 1976

Bushukan has been open to the public since the 1980’s since Chris and Joe have been there it has been open 7 days a week. With Workshops held on a weekly basis. Also Southend Bonsai Society who moved their meeting place as it was declining in members. Since their move the club has moved from strength to strength. They hold their annual show there every year.
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