Bonsai artist and educator William N. Valavanis is the proprietor of the International Bonsai Arboretum in Rochester, New York. The horticultural and artistic training techniques for classical bonsai are clearly demonstrated from the propagation bench to the developed masterpieces in an unusual garden.
Educational classical bonsai programs and classes are offered for both beginning and advanced bonsai enthusiasts by Mr.Valavanis who freely shares his passion, knowledge and skill with over a half century of bonsai study with hobbyists and professionals around the globe. A wide selection of supplies necessary for creating, maintaining and appreciation bonsai are available. He is the publisher and editor of International BONSAI magazine, now in its 37th year of publication.
A personal visit will provide inspiration to anyone who appreciates fine quality bonsai and unusual plants
International Bonsai Arboretum
Educational bonsai services, international teaching, magazine and high quality bonsai and supplies
WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?
Rochester, New York, U.S.A.
HOW’D YOU GET STARTED IN YOUR LINE OF WORK?
William N. Valavanis began growing and studying bonsai in 1962 when he was 11 years old. Now with two horticultural college degrees, Japanese apprenticeship and over a half century of bonsai study and experience shares his knowledge, passion and skill with others.
WHAT’S HAPPENING WITH YOUR BUSINESS CURRENTLY THAT EXCITES YOU?
In addition to refining bonsai, students are showing increased interest in formal bonsai displays and presentations.
WHAT DO YOU WANT THE WORLD TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR WORK?
Fine quality, distinctive refined classical bonsai are available as well as educational opportunites.
WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO SPONSOR THE ARTISANS CUP?
We live in the United States and as a professional bonsai artist and educator it is our responsibility to support worthy activities to promote bonsai. Working together we can encourage and improve the quality of bonsai in the United States to a higher level with a wider audience.
WHY SHOULD PEOPLE CARE ABOUT AMERICAN BONSAI?
It is important to continue to develop and refine bonsai in the America to reflect our culture, native plant material and spirit.