In 1973, with a B.S. degree in horticulture from Delaware Valley College of Science and Agriculture, Jim started Nature`s Way Nursery and developed an early interest in Asian culture and plants.

Jim DoyleBy 1980, through the influence of Chase Rosade, Bonsai passed from being a hobby to a business/life-style. Jim attends many symposia, teaches year round to both adults and children at his studio and travels extensively. After a brief visit to Japan, Jim started a quest for new information. He was involved in founding the Susquehanna Bonsai Club, boasting membership of over 100, and co-chaired the 1992 ABS Convention in Hershey. He has written articles for national publication and consulted regionally in Japanese garden design.

Today, along with his teaching, Jim continues to import bonsai, pots, tools and related garden items. Other interests include conifers, Japanese maples, writing haiku, volleyball, fishing and spending time with his wife Mary Kay and children Sarah and Max (not to be confused with his other hobbies). Jim`s favorite tree is, of course, the one he is working on.

As time goes by, Jim continues to enjoy the benefits of knowledge through bonsai. He has discovered a caring and understanding friendship with plants and with people.

Jim also teaches/demonstrates nationwide. He has been involved in many symposia in the Bonsai community.

(Info copyright; Jim Doyle's website)


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Some of Jim Doyle's Bonsai trees

Acer Palmatum by Jim Doyle

Acer Palmatum


Jim Doyle's Larix bonsai



Pine bonsai




Contact information

Location: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA

Email: natureswayBonsai (at)