Los Angeles Bonsai ?

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Los Angeles Bonsai ?

Post  Bugeye on Fri Aug 20, 2010 3:41 pm

I am going to Los Angeles beginning of Sept. Are there any worthwhile bonsai places to
visit in the LA area?

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Re: Los Angeles Bonsai ?

Post  JimLewis on Fri Aug 20, 2010 5:49 pm

Well, Google gives me the Yamaguchi Bonsai Nursery.

Then, the Huntington Gardens (San Marino) have both a Japanese and a Chinese Pavilion. At least the Japanese pavilion has some bonsai on display. I've never been there, but have heard it is well worth a visit.

And the gardens themselves are said to be inspirational.

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Re: Los Angeles Bonsai ?

Post  rock on Fri Aug 20, 2010 7:23 pm

My favorites:
Mas and Gary @
18110 S. Western Ave. Gardena, CA 90248

Roy @ fuji Nursery, in Sylmar,

And This forum's own Bob Pressler @ kimura
http://kimurabonsainursery.robertpressler.com/

Pots and stand deluxe June and Dave,
1653 N. Main Street Los Angeles, CA 90012. And while you are there go over to little tokyo for lunch, and interesting shopping for things japanese !

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Los Angeles Bonsai ?

Post  Robert J. Baran on Fri Aug 20, 2010 7:36 pm

Please also see the Phoenix Bonsai Society's list of quality nurseries we regularly visit there, http://www.phoenixbonsai.com/PSources.html#SoCal .

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Re: Los Angeles Bonsai ?

Post  slowly but surely on Tue Aug 24, 2010 8:43 pm

JimLewis wrote:Well, Google gives me the Yamaguchi Bonsai Nursery.

Then, the Huntington Gardens (San Marino) have both a Japanese and a Chinese Pavilion. At least the Japanese pavilion has some bonsai on display. I've never been there, but have heard it is well worth a visit.

And the gardens themselves are said to be inspirational.

The Huntington is fantastic. I was last there right before I began my study of bonsai, so while I can say the bonsai were inspirational for me, I can't really comment on if they're worth the trip for an experienced bonsai fan.

But, it's worth it just to see the rest of the gardens. The succulent garden is particularly fun, if you're into that sort of thing.

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Re: Los Angeles Bonsai ?

Post  Bugeye on Thu Sep 23, 2010 6:15 pm

Thanks to everyone who responded. I didn't have as much time in LA as we planned.
So we just stopped at Chikugo-En to see Mas and Gary. What a great time we talked
for at least an hour with Gary. This is one nice family run business. If you ever get the
chance to visit there, do so. It is well worth the trip. I also came home with a sweet little
Shimpaku and a great little pot. If you like Koi there is a great Koi shop around the corner.
Very Happy

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Re: Los Angeles Bonsai ?

Post  jersanct on Thu Sep 23, 2010 9:25 pm

most importantly: did you end up having to run across the street to the ATM?

That seems to be the quintessential Ishii experience!

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Re: Los Angeles Bonsai ?

Post  Bugeye on Thu Sep 23, 2010 9:42 pm

No. The prices weren't any different than the average bonsai shows or vendors around
OH. But the qaulity was much better. Ishi style!

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