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Bonsai Alley @ Garden Mart

Occupying a lot at Garden Mart, Bonsai Alley opens for business at 10.00am and closes at 7.00pm everyday. As the name suggests, they only deal with bonsai.



The services at this nursery include selling bonsai trees and bonsai accessories, landscaping services and grooming of bonsai (including house visits).

What started out as a hobby about 20 years ago for the owner turned into business today. The most expensive bonsai tree here is about RM2,500. The tree is more than 10 years old. A small/young bonsai tree costs about RM30.



The owner (Silver) explains that bonsai gardening started more than 5,000 years ago in China. The value of the tree lies in the health and appearance of the tree and not solely on the age of the plant.



If you have never grown a bonsai tree before, start to learn the art by getting a young and not so expensive tree first. The word 'bonsai' actually means 'tray planting'. 'Bon' means tray and 'Sai' means growing or planting.

Since the tree is planted in a tray (compact and shallow), it grows slowly. Mastering the art of bonsai cultivation includes knowing the techniques for shaping, watering and re-potting in various styles of containers.



Plant Variety Rating: 3.5 | About 50 types of bonsai trees.




Plant Condition Rating: 4 | The plants are generally in good condition.



Layout Rating: 4 | The layout of this nursery is good. Plants are quite neatly arranged on pedestals.



Garden Products Rating: 3.5 | There are a variety of ornamental ceramic pots and bonsai gardening wire as well as soil and fertilisers appropriate for bonsai.



Garden Mart is located next to Merchant Square in PJ Tropicana. For directions, click here.

CONTACT DETAILS

Bonsai Alley
Lot 26 & 31, Kawasan Lanskap & Nurseri
Rezab Jabatan Hutan Damansara
47301 Petaling Jaya
Mobile: 6012-212 9926 (Silver)
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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks Stephanie. By the way how far is the Bonsai Alley from Petronas Tower KL. I would like to visit this nursery when I come to KL in Sept this year. Do Departmental stores sell bonsais in KL

Stephanie said...

Bonsai Alley is in Petaling Jaya (Tropicana), you can reach there in 30 minutes if there is no traffic jam. Most departmental stores like Ikea, Ace Hardware and Jusco sometimes have Bonsai Ficus Ginseng Jade and Bonsai Hokkien Tea. I learnt that these two types of bonsai are good for beginners only. They are also not expensive. I recalled in Ikea they were selling at RM25 and RM39 (in order of the two types of bonsais mentioned here). For seasoned bonsai enthusiasts, better visit nurseries like this one ;-)

Luanna Rodham said...

Hi! I am an assistant to Luanna Rodham, we are working with a company who has just launched a new site in BETA and we would like you to check it out and comment with your thoughts/comments/input on it!

The web address is: http://learning2bonsai.com

You can send your thoughts to: luanna@luannarodham.com

Thank You,
Sandy Allred

Anonymous said...

Thanks Stephanie. That was great help.Atleast I have a fair idea how much to spend. Was in Spain recently Department store El Corte Ingles had some good bonsais for sale but they were 50Euros. A bit too pricey for a beginner.Thanks again

Asha Ram said...

Oh this is so beautiful!

Regards,
Asha Ram

Stephanie said...

Asha Ram, yes they are!

Anonymous, hope you have gotten some bonsais in your garden by now :-)

Sandy, you have such an interesting. Thanks for introducing :-D

Stephanie said...

Dear readers, please be informed that this bonsai nursery is not in operation anymore.

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