Posts categorised: Visits

Lodder bv and Hoka-en Bonsai Studio

This is a great time to visit Lodder Bonsai bv and the Hoka-en Bonsai Studio of Gerrit Lodder as the new stock for 2014 has just arrived. It was hand picked by Gerrit, the choice of species & styles is stunning and their are also some new species that are quite unusual too.

RHS Wisley

We decided to revisit the gardens at RHS Wisley today, the Glasshouse has an exceptional quantity and variety of plants. Also, we were surprised to see the Bonsai garden has been rebuilt, sponsored by Dawn and Peter Chan of Herons Bonsai. The layout is now much simpler, with paving stones, gravel and a few japanese garden accoutrements… Read more »

St Albans Car Boot

We hope to see one of these again, a Bonsai car boot sale. Based in Hertfordshire Garden Centre just outside Redbourn.

The Good Bonsai Guide

  Which is better, beer or bonsai? I decided to do my own take on The Good Pub Guide with Bonsai. Buying bonsai This is a list of Bonsai Nurseries which can be visited, please bear in mind a lot of the Nursery owners operate an appointment system or have limited opening hours so extend… Read more »

Bonsai Auction

What a collection of awe inspiring bonsai trees, it was the most incredible sample of 150 bonsai trees out of around 400 all owned and developed by one individual, that of Manuel Gonzales who sadly past away last year.

Hoka-en Bonsai Studio aka Lodder Bonsai BV

Another successful bonsai trip to Holland to Hoka-en Bonsai studio aka Lodder Bonsai BV. We were warmly greeted by Gerrit Lodder who took time out to show us various fabulous bonsai trees and catch up since our visit last year. This year was as good as previous if not better as the breadth of tree… Read more »

The Japanese Landscape at Kew

The Gateway was first created for the Japan-British exhibition in 1910, a replica of the Karamon of Nishi Hongan-ji, Kyoto and then later restored and reconstructed for the Japanese Landscape at Kew in 1996. This covers five-thousand square metres and contains three garden areas built to compliment the Japanese Gateway named Chokushi-Mon (Gateway of the… Read more »

Kew’s Bonsai collection revisited

We visited Kew’s bonsai collection earlier last year but could not resist going back for a another peak at the winter image.

Nature as inspiration

Puzzlewood is an awesome woodland attraction near the village of Coleford in the Forest of Dean. We took a day trip to visit the awe inspiring woods following a recommendation from a fellow bonsai enthusiast and were not disappointed.