Ornamental plant, or bonsai? Coconut bonsai have gained in popularity recently (especially in Indonesia) so we decided it was time to share some photos and information on our blog.

Bonsai wire sculptures have been around for a very long time but their recent surge in popularity is largely due social media. Artists and craftsmen all over the world are making and sharing stunning examples of their work online.

Succulent plants thrive in arid climates, and can survive these harsh conditions by storing water in their thick, fleshy leaves and stems. Some species are popular amongst Bonsai enthusiasts as these grow well indoors.

Learn how to make a Maple bonsai tree! In this article and video we show you how to make a trunk-chop, prune and wire a Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum).

Learn how to make a Juniper bonsai tree! In this article and video we show you how to prune, wire and repot a Juniper tree of about 20 years old.

Learn how to make a Shohin sized Bonsai from a young Pine! In this article and video we show you how to prune, wire and repot a Pine of about 8 years old.

Master the art of Bonsai

Master the art of Bonsai
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Master the art of Bonsai

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Ever since we started Bonsai Empire almost 20 years ago, it has been our goal to serve as an educational platform and to share the fascinating world of Bonsai with you.

The mountain is particularly favorable for the collection of stones for suiseki. However, you have to know how to spot the stones, know where they hide, collect them without damaging them, and then reveal their beauty. In this article we show you the process.

In this video we show you how to create a bonsai from cheap nursery stock material. The tree we work on is a 5-year-old Spruce (Picea abies), purchased at a local garden center for about 20 USD.

This tree looks aggressive and possesses an irreverent beauty, of contorted shapes and delicate foliage, adorned with that endless amount of thorns.

In this lecture Masahiko Kimura discusses the aesthetics and design options for a Japanese white pine.

The 21st Trophy was a stunning show displaying the best of the European Bonsai scene. In this post we share the winning trees and an overview of the exhibition.

Master the art of Bonsai

Master the art of Bonsai
Overview of our courses

Master the art of Bonsai

Online Bonsai Courses Learn from leading Bonsai experts at your own pace, from the comfort of your living room!