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The Kennett collection

The Kennett Collection is a private bonsai garden located in Kennett, PA. Check our photo report and movie in this article.

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The Bonsai landscape

This is a wonderfully detailed miniature Bonsai landscape, but on a huge scale. It was made by Bonsai group Namaste in India.

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Sakka Ten Autumn trees 2016, Roma

This weekend the Sakka Ten show is organized in the botanical garden in Rome. The show is a display of the autumn season, with Bonsai, Shohin, Suiseki and Kusamono.

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Bonsai San show 2016

We're honored to have been part of the Bonsai San show this year, by doing the interviews with the four apprentices and their master mr. Kimura - and to have witnessed and filmed the superb exhibition and demos.

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The 8th World Bonsai Convention

Next year the World Bonsai Convention will return to Japan, where it was first organized 28 years ago. The convention is massive in scale (they rent the Saitama Super Arena to host it) and features several world famous masters demonstrating their techniques on stage. Bonsai Empire is an official press partner and will cover the event in film and photo.

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Masahiko Kimura interview

Masahiko Kimura is one of the world’s most renowned Bonsai masters. In this unique and exclusive interview, conducted in his garden near Tokyo, we ask about his early years as apprentice, the way he educates his students and how he successfully build his business.

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The 5th US National Bonsai Exhibition

It's Sunday morning in Rochester, about time to announce the winning trees of the 5th US National Bonsai Exhibition! The judges had a hard time picking these winners, as the level of the show has risen substantially. Here goes...

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Interview with William Valavanis

This September, the fifth edition of the US National Bonsai Exhibition will take place in Rochester, New York. With over 200 trees on display from all regions of the USA, this is a show not to miss!

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Aqua Bonsai

Aqua Bonsai is a new Bonsai style using the technology of hydroponics (a method of growing plants using mineral nutrient solutions, in water, without soil).

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Noelanders Trophy XVII (2016)

The 17th edition of the Noelanders Trophy has started today and the trees on display are once again, stunning! Over 100 Bonsai trees on display, two entire rows with Suiseki viewing stones and 80 traders make this the epicenter of European bonsai.

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Help! My Bonsai is losing leaves

Unfortunately, we get these cries for help quite often on our forums. Taking care of a Bonsai tree can be a bit overwhelming for beginners, but with this guide you should be fine. We'll investigate the causes of your tree losing leaves and the remedies!

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15th anniversary

Ever since we started this website 15 years ago, it has been our goal to serve as an educational platform and to share the fascinating world of Bonsai with you.

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