About Us

Simply Bonsai creates miniature trees that are living pieces of art. 

Our goal is to provide Kiwi's with quality bonsai at a fair price. All of the bonsai that you see on the store are created and cared for by myself. I specialise in creating starter bonsai trees between the ages of 3-8 years. My starter bonsai trees are popular with hobbyists and also make perfect gifts. I love to make bonsai, but I am also happy to answer any bonsai related questions you may have. So please reach out! I'd love to hear from you.



About Me 

Hi, I'm Lance. I have been practicing the art of bonsai since 2009. All of the bonsai that you see on the store are made and cared for by myself. My first bonsai was a gift from a family member, given to me in 2009. It was a beautiful conifer. The bonsai looked like a lone tree in a baron rocky wasteland (but shrunken down to fit in a pot). I was in awe of this tiny tree, and couldn't help but be astounded by the concept of this miniaturisation. Unfortunately this tree died due to neglect. Even though my first tree was a failure as a novice, it didn't discourage me at all. In fact, I wanted to try again and learn from my last mistake! The next tree I acquired as a novice is still with me today.





Over the years, I have worked¬†at various plant nurseries, and gardening companies. Working in the horticulture industry for over a decade has helped me grow my¬†plant knowledge immensely. This knowledge transferred over to bonsai well as bonsai is nothing but a horticultural art form. Simply Bonsai started off as an idea on paper while working for another company. I would write my ideas down on scraps of paper whenever a creative thought came through. What started off as a hobby was growing into something bigger. That goal was a bonsai shop where I could share my miniature creations. I've never viewed myself as a 'businessman', though, I just enjoy what I do ‚ÄĒ which is creating bonsai for people to enjoy. Without customers, though, my passion couldn't sustain me ‚ÄĒ so thank you to my customers for supporting me on my journey. I hope you enjoy the website and my living pieces of art.¬†


Myself standing next to a famous Japanese White Pine Named: 'Chiyo-no-matsu' from the Omiya Bonsai Art Museum in Japan
Estimated Tree Age: 500 years