Václav Novák was born on the 27th of January 1952. He completed his studies at the technical college (subject of study-water transport).

Vaclav NovakAfter finishing school he worked as a machine operator on a boat on the Labe river and he worked in a glass factory. His interest in Bonsai arose after a lecture of Mr. Hideo Kato (Japan) which was held in Prague in 1982. In the beginning, Bonsai growing was only his hobby but in 1990 it also became his job. He established a Bonsai Centrum in his native town Libochovice. He and his partner Karel Kalouš made gardens for customers and maintaining the nursery and the Bonsai. Since 1999 he devoted himself only to Bonsai growing. He organizes seminars and demo's. He exhibits his Bonsai trees all around the world.


Quick facts

Appeared at these events: Various events all around the world including: Czech Republic, England, France, Belgium, Italy, Germany, Spain, Poland, Slovakia, Mexico, South Africa, Brazil

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More information about Václav Novák

He is also co-founder of Bonsai Club Libochovice. It was founded in 1990. The Czech Bonsai Association was founded in 1997 on his initiative. He was elected as its president. The Czech Bonsai Association was accepted into EBA in 1998. It was the first member of Eastern European countries.


Demo by Václav Novák


Some of Václav Novák's Bonsai trees

Fagus Silvatica

Fagus Silvatica


Larch bonsai by Vaclav Novak



Pinus Uncinata bonsai

Pinus Uncinata



Contact information

Location: Libochovice, Czech Republic

Email: vaclavnovak.bonsai(at)seznam.cz

Website: www.bonsai-novak.cz