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Bonsai Plants & Supplies

Bonsai is a traditional Japanese art form that involves meticulously pruning, wiring, and shaping plants over time to create miniature representations of mature trees found in nature. The practice of bonsai emphasizes the balance between the tree, the container, and the surrounding elements, such as rocks and moss. Bonsai enthusiasts aim to create a harmonious and aesthetically pleasing composition that evokes the essence of a natural landscape in a miniature form. Bonsai requires careful attention to watering, fertilization, light exposure, and the overall health and growth of the tree. It is considered a living art form that combines horticultural techniques, artistic expression, and a deep appreciation for nature.

  • Bonsai is an ancient art form that originated in Japan over a thousand years ago.
  • Bonsai uses several time-developed methods to produce miniature trees or shubs in small containers.
  • Often varieties with smaller, delicate leaves or needles are chosen to further amplify this ‘scaled-down’ appearance.
  • Artists usually begin with a starter specimen plant that is then shaped in an aesthetic way using bonsai wire, pruning and various other techniques that over time achieve the desired result.
  • Bonsai is a labour of love and time and when done properly can produce incredible, unparalleled pieces of art!   
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Art’s Nursery sells a huge variety of plants that are great for starter bonsai specimens and a range of various wires, tools and supplies for bonsai including pots and soil. If you are interested in learning more about the ancient art of bonsai, please reach out to us at Art's Nursery to see our selection or talk to our knowledgeable staff. With that too, we have BC Bonsai Society/Club located right here in Surrey, BC and offer the occasional workshop with them so check in on our events page for more details.

If you’re making a special trip, please call ahead to confirm availability: 604.882.1201.
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