I am always on the lookout for new bonsai trees and good raw material, it is my business after all. Every year it’s getting harder and more expensive to find just the right material at a workable price. Lucky for me I know some great guys and have a long reach. Sadly a lot of those guys are, just like me, getting old and humping great big bonsai trees around becomes a chore. That means occasionally a collection will become available and that’s largely what we have here.
I started into bonsai close to thirty years ago now and how that came about is a long story but there was a wonderful old gentleman involved, a real old school horticulturalist who would have bled sap. His grandfather supposedly came into contact with bonsai in China around the time of the Great War. Upon return home he employed some rudimentary bonsai techniques on the family nursery. His son had much the same experience during WW2 and my friend was the third generation to be bending and pruning trees. Once he largely retired from commercial horticulture I put myself into deep debt to buy as much of his stock as I could, most of the rest went to another friend and bonsai aficionado. Now his advancing years mean those trees have now come to us.
Today we moved the entire collection of my long time bonsai buddy and fellow Norfolk native. These trees have been lovingly cared for over the last twenty to twenty five years and many are little time capsules and hold fond memories for me. There are a couple that even go back to to the old gent’ that started pioneering UK bonsai in the 1930s. Some of these will not be for sale simply because I am a sentimental old git. I obviously have to sell some or I’ll loose the roof over my head. Here you can see most of the collection and a few other random bits and pieces we bought over the last week. Once I get everything cleaned up and figured out they should start appearing on the web site
P.S. Sorry no prices yet. Please drop me an email and slide the images you are interested into it and I will put you on the list of contacts once I know where I am. There are another thirty trees coming in two weeks time 😉
Some very nice desirable trees there, which I would love to have the pleasure to work on. Sadly, I fear the prices would be out of my reach. Thanks for showing us.
The authorities in the States are rather nosy. They do insist on prying in duffel bags and other luggage.
I do want to be a good citizen. Perhaps I should stop drooling over stock that is so beautiful and also impossible for me.
Thanks for creating beautiful dreams.
Would like to know more on the small yew please.
Some really nice trees there Graham. I remember Andrew Doubleday’s nursery at Surlingham when I first started in Bonsai. It was a trully magical place. His mid month workshops taugt me a lot.
Fantastic trees I can’t wait for some prices, shame about the timing though gonna be more difficult to get money together with a new house to sort. I expect there will be some left though
Can you let me have the price for the Yamadori Taxus.
I wish we did not have such tough quarratine laws here in Australia I would love to take one or two of those trees of your hands
Wow a great collection you have gained. They are sure to improve further in your hands. Cheers from Aus
Would love for you to pick up your youtube channel again! I love your work, it’s absolutely mesmerizing!
can I know the measures and the price of the “Very special old Japanese maple bonsai tree” and the shipping cost for Italy?
Thank you so much. Best regards.
Gian Michele Turazza