Bushukan is a run bonsai nursery situated in the beautiful Essex countryside and run by Chrissie Leigh-Walker and her husband Joe. Chrissie is one of the few professional women in the UK bonsai scene.

Our Bonsai Garden

Our Nursery isn’t just about selling bonsai but hopefully inspiring people to take up bonsai. We have our own bonsai garden with Koi pond and a display of fine quality trees which we hope you will enjoy when you visit us. You can take a little time out and we’ll be pleased to show you around and talk about our trees and our life with Bonsai.

We have some magnificent specimen trees many of which are very old and worth coming to see. If you are thinking about taking up bonsai it’s nice to see what can be achieved with help and advice which we are delighted to provide.


We hold regular Bonsai Workshops of our own on Monday and Wednesday Evenings between 7 and 9.30  andPaul Finch holds regular monthly workshop.

We also hold regular workshops with both UK and international professionals. You will see some of Europe’s finest bonsai being worked on in our workshops.

Bonsai Master Kevin Willson holds his UK teaching sessions here and makes use of our outdoor poly tunnels areas and our indoor training studios in the colder months. We have also had the company of  Salvatore Liporace on a number of occasions.

We can accommodate up to 12 training stations at a time all with work benches and a ready supply of wire and pots should you need them.


Kilns and Pottery

We now produce a range of our own bonsai pots right here at Bushukan. We have our own kilns and hold regular potting workshops with visits from local potter Andy Pearson of Stonemonkey Ceramics.

Chrissie holds regular classes and you can find her pots and other ceramics for sale at the nursery.

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