The Bonsai Centre is run by Clive & Ann McIntyre, who together enjoy the fascinating art of Bonsai. Clive is the "creative" one, with over 15 years of experience in growing, creating and taking care of Bonsai. As with many Bonsai enthusiasts, the interest became a hobby - and then you get to the point where you have so many that you have to start selling them! Whilst Ann is also keen about Bonsai and helps look after the trees, her main role is the administration.
There have been successes as well as losses over the years, but it all helps in the learning process and Clive is keen to encourage others to learn more about Bonsai and dispel some of the fears people have about owning one. Since starting up business at The Bonsai Centre, the most common phrase heard from visitors is "I had a Bonsai once, but it died". This is the main reason why the Bonsai Workshop is so popular, as many people want to know more about Bonsai and how to look after them before launching in to a collection of their own. Others who already have a Bonsai join a Bonsai Workshop to discover how they can take better care of it, re-pot it and keep it in good shape for themselves.
Setting up The Bonsai Centre at Court Farm Garden Centre (previously known as Garden Care Supplies Ltd) was a good choice. Located in Surrey (near Epsom & Kingston, by the Tolworth Junction of the A3), we are able to provide Bonsai enthusiasts with all they need. Unlike a lot of Garden Centres around this area, who offer a small selection of mainly indoor Bonsai, we offer a good selection of Bonsai, including the more unusual varieties. We also offer all the essential extras such as pots, tools, wire and soil At The Bonsai Centre.
We are looking to expand The Bonsai Centre in the future, but in the meantime, if we don't have what you want in stock, please contact us and we will do our best to find what you are looking for!
We hope you enjoy our website and we look forward to seeing you soon at The Bonsai Centre.