For the longest time the Art of Bonsai has always fascinated me. I bought my first bonsai tree, a thorn tree, Accacia Galpinii in approximately 1996, at the local Randfontein Show. I tried to grow a few of my own using the few bonsai books that were available with limited success. I heard about a local bonsai club and joined immediately. Ever since I have been a member of Far West Bonsai, and took the position Chairman not long after. I have held this position for close on 10 years now. I have styled countless bonsai over the years, always keeping the best for my collection and selling the rest was the natural next step.
ABOUT BONSAI MAGIC
I have always had a small nursery on the property, where friends and club members have bought trees I have worked on. Finally 3 years ago I decided to give this side of my business a name, and so Bonsai Magic came into being. We now own a very extensive Bonsai Nursery with approximately 10,000 trees, in all stages of development. We also have a large sales area with trees in bonsai pots. We offer bonsai classes, as well as carving workshops.
LIST OF OUR ACHIEVEMENTS
- I have won many trophies and certificates for my trees over the years, the first in 2001. I have 43 certificates won at various BRAT competitions and the TOP TEN exhibitions.
- To win at Top Ten is what I strive for and in 2016, 7 of my trees were awarded certificates out of the 10 winning trees on the day. I was also awarded a special SABA award at the Convention in Bloemfontein. This I am particularly proud of.