Simply Bonsai creates miniature trees that are living pieces of art. We offer a range of different bonsai species to choose from on our store. Most of the bonsai on our store are starter bonsai, so they make perfect gifts. We also have a range of older bonsai that really give the impression of old age in a tree. Simply Bonsai not only sells bonsai, but we also offer advice and bonsai services in the Wellington area. Feel free to reach out with any questions you may have.
Interest in bonsai is growing in popularity for many reasons. One reason is because more people are now living in small areas such as apartments where a garden is not possible. A bonsai tree fits perfectly in a small area and adds an artistic feature. Mainly though, people are fascinated with the concept of miniaturisation. It's amazing to see a miniature version of a tree standing in a shallow pot. It is this illusion that draws people into this creative practice. Bonsai is great hobby for people of all ages and backgrounds. A tree that you acquire today, may be with you for a life time. Bonsai is an art form that is always alive and growing.
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 because it was kept next to a glass panel on a balcony. 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 past decade, I have worked for various plant nurseries, garden centres and garden maintenance companies. Working in the industry for the last decade has helped me grow my horticultural 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. It is still early days for Simply Bonsai, but I can't wait to see where this journey takes me. I hope you enjoy the website and my living pieces of art.