Morten Albek is a photographer since 1989. Since 1982 he is a gardener with a speciality in orchids.

Morten AlbekMorten Albek is a worldwide recognized bonsai artists and has won many prizes. He is also featured in the Jubilee book of Daizo Iwasaki and is on the Bonsai Club International artists list i.e. In 2008 he published his book ‘Majesty in Miniature, Shohin Bonsai, unlocking the secrets of small trees’.  In 2014 Morten Albek was appointed as Ambassador of Shanghai Botanical Garden for promotion of Bonsai Art.

Morten Albek has been working as a cameraman and photographer since 1989. But before that he has examined gardener with a speciality in orchids in 1982. Morten Albek started on his bonsai journey in 1993, and has since worked on building up knowledge and skills, and is today teaching bonsai, especially Shohin-bonsai internationally.


Quick facts

Appeared at these events: various events in Europe

Appeared in these magazines: Bonsai Focus, Kinbon Magazine, the all Japan Mame-Bonsai Association website, Bonsai & Tea Magazine, The Danish Bonsai Association Magazine (and website), The Cologni Foundation for Artistic Craft Professions (Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d'Arte), Bonsai Empire, and more.

Awards: A lot of awards, including: Winner of the Danish New Talent Contest (2001), Keyaki Master (2003), Special Award for Shohin-Bonsai Display at Danish Bonsai Association Exhibit (2004), Bonsai Today/Art of Bonsai contest winner companion plantings category (2003), 1st prize Shohin at Danish Bonsai Society 27th Exhibition (2008), Art of Bonsai Awards winner of the AoB Shohin-Bonsai category (2009), 1st prize Shohin at Danish Bonsai Society 29th Exhibition (2010), Best display at Danish Bonsai Society 30th Anniversary Exhibition (2011).

Books: "Majesty in Miniature, Shohin Bonsai. unlocking the secrets of small trees"



More information about Morten Albek

Lectures, workshops, and demos are available for bonsai clubs, commercial bonsai dealers, event organizers. With 25 years of bonsai experience, Morten Albek has a great knowledge to hand over to students.


Create a forest bonsai, by Morten


Some of Morten Albek's Bonsai trees

Morten Albek's Acer Palmatum

Shohin trees


Potentilla Fruticosa bonsai

Great pot!


Prunus bonsai

Tokonoma display in his garden



Contact information

Location: Årslev, Denmark

Email: albek(at)