Mă-Kè Bonsai is a family run Nursery and Studio. We offer Bonsai Training Classes for beginners and advanced enthusiasts. Open Workshops are run for seasoned growers who want to add additional skills or need just need a second opinion. We have and extensive collection of Bonsai on-site and during season we have hundreds of bonsai and over 200 species in stock. There are trees available for beginner or seasoned enthusiast, native and exotic Bonsai, and Bonsai from many parts of the world too.

Ma-Ke Bonsai Studio was established as a business in 2007 but it has grown out of my life long affair with Bonsai.

I was introduced to Bonsai in the mid 80's, when I bought a couple of Ficus trees at a local club exhibition in India. My passion for Bonsai has been growing ever since and has now become a Way of Life for me.

As a keen gardner I started propagating Bonsai from clippings taken from my Bonsai. My Collection collection started growing as did the numbers of species that I trained. My exposure to various species grew as my works posted me around from city to city and from one country to another. Back then, Bonsai was still quite a private art in most countries, and not much local Bonsai information was available. Each region, country and species therefore presented its own learning challenges. I often found that even if I had grown a species for a while, moving to a new region or country invariable meant I had to learn to train the same species all over again and adapt it to local condition, climates, water and resources. To help me keep track of my learning and findings I started a Bonsai database, which now forms the framework of the Bonsai Care Guide.

I finally set roots in the UK in the early 90's, and was glad to discover that Bonsai had quite a following here. An extended visit to Peter Chan's Herons Nursery, helped me re-start my 'collection' of trees. I also started collecting and propagating Native UK and European species. I soon found I had hundreds of Bonsai, most of them grown from seed and cutting.

Bonsai has over the years given me a lot of peace and solace in an otherwise a busy and demanding work life. I believe the Art of Bonsai is still not as popular as it should be, and unfortunately, it is still looked upon as a hobby and pursuit for the affluent.

Our mission at Ma-Ke Bonsai is to spread the Art of Bonsai to a wider audience, as I believe it is therapeutic, stress busting and just lots of fun. I would like to see Bonsai for Everyone.

Mark D'Cruz
Mobile: 0792 805 2986


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Mă-Kè Bonsai is a family run Nursery and Studio. We offer Bonsai Training Classes for beginners and advanced enthusiasts. Open Workshops are run for seasoned growers who want to...

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Services

Bonsai Repotting

Bonsai repotting is an essential part of the upkeep of a Bonsai and a task that needs to be carried out every few years.

We offer you a comprehensive repotting service. If you are unsure if your bonsai needs repotting we can investigate and advise if your Bonsai needs repotting. Our normal repotting service include cleaning your pot, pruning the roots, freshening the soil and repotting. All this done with minimal of disturbance to your bonsai. We will also advise you on after care. Contact us for a quote, repotting prices start from £15. Many of our clients choose a pot from our extensive selection, prices of which vary on size and quality of pot selected.

Bonsai Pruning

Pruning a Bonsai Tree, while important for the aesthetics of the Bonsai, is critical for its prolonged wellbeing and longevity.

Our Bonsai pruning service is a seasonal based pruning service, were we will prune your Bonsai depending on the season you bring the Bonsai to use. We can work with you to develop a pruning strategy for your individual Bonsai Trees, or if you prefer, as many of our clients do, let us do the pruning for your Bonsai, season on season. Depending on the size and maturity of your Bonsai, Pruning prices start at £15.

Bonsai Styling

With nearly 30 year of growing Bonsai we have significant experience in the styling of many, many species of Bonsai. From Native, European and Mediterranean Bonsai to more exotic Bonsai Species.

Styling, as I am sure you are aware, is an on-going process and one that usually entails a few visit. We can advise on possible direction your Bonsai can take and how to achieve it. We can undertake styling your bonsai for you and work with you on its ongoing development.

Bonsai Crèche

Your long awaited and scrupulously planned holiday is in the near future, your pets will be home at the crèche, and your grandparents have the kids. Your cherished Bonsai… with your friends and family can be a stressful experience for you your friends often a can be friend breaking experience.

Fear not, our Bonsai Crèche, will offer your Bonsai a Home away from home, we will carefully care for you Bonsai while you are away relaxing on your holidays. Basic care, watering and feeding if required is taken care of by us. Prices start at £5 per Bonsai per week.

You can off-course arrange for your Bonsai, to be pampered too while you are holidaying; arrange a repotting, a new styling or just a proper pruning. Checkout our other service for prices

Bonsai Collection Care

If like many Bonsai Enthusiasts, you just enjoy watering and enjoying you bonsai and would rather have the professionals take care of the repotting, pruning, styling, feeding and pest control. Then you have come to the right place.

We offer a range of fixed price bespoke plans, to suite your requirements whether you have 3 Bonsai or 30 Bonsai. Give us a call now to discuss your needs.

Bonsai Emergency

Accidents happen, Bonsai like other animals can get sick, infested by pest or just under the weather.

Mă-Kè Bonsai can work with you to help get your Bonsai up and healthy again. We can offer you advise on how to care for them or if appropriate treat and care for your Bonsai the a controlled environment of our nursery or green house.

Contact us to arrange a consultation and discuss your Bonsai’s needs.

Please email or call if you would like to know more or arrange a consultation. Our contact details are at the bottom of this page.

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