It is with great pride that I share with you a touching story about my father, Boet Strauss, and the incredible legacy he left behind in the world of bonsai. Boet was a man who devoted his entire life to the art of bonsai, and his passion for the craft earned him the title of Bonsai King of the West Rand.
The story of how Boet and myself discovered our love for bonsai is a fascinating tale that started with an article in Garden and Home magazine, written by the esteemed Bonsai Artist Johan Ras in Bela Bela in 1978.
This article sparked a series of events that ultimately led to us becoming devoted Bonsai enthusiasts.
Thanks to the kindness and generosity of Johan and Barry, who welcomed us into the world of Bonsai and shared their knowledge, I received his first bonsai, a beautiful Monkey Thorn tree from Johan, at the tender age of 10.
Today, I still tend to that tree with the greatest care, and it has grown into an exquisite flat-top style specimen that is a testament to our lifelong dedication to bonsai.
Our association with respected bonsai artists such as Charles Ceronio, Eddy van der Westhuizen, and Johan Ras himself provided us with the opportunity to hone our skills and learn from the best in South Africa’s bonsai community.
Our experience and expertise have inspired countless others to follow in our footsteps and continue the rich tradition of Bonsai cultivation, and for that, we will always be grateful to the old Bonsai masters in South Africa.
SA Bonsai is now a proprietary limited company with share holding between Andries Strauss and Ria Roux.
At our company, we take great pride in delivering only the finest quality products. Having proudly serviced the public for over two decades, at the Bonsai Huisie, the Bonsai Huisie has become synonymous with Bonsai trees in the region. It’s a one-stop emporium where you can find a broad array of Bonsai trees, Yamadori and beginner through to advanced level starter bonsai trees. From our humble beginnings to maturity, our bonsai trees are of the highest quality.
Additionally, our inventory includes a vast array of accessories suited to every Bonsai enthusiasts’ needs. We also provide invaluable training classes at different venues of our vendors, ensuring our customers have the skills they need to keep their bonsai trees healthy and lush.
Finally, we also cater to nurseries, offering our products to provide a variety of unique Bonsai trees and accessories.
While we appreciate all customers, we also rent our Bonsai trees to the esteemed Anglo American and De Beers group.
Whether you’re a seasoned Bonsai expert or just starting out in this exciting hobby, our team of knowledgeable professionals is always available to offer expert advice, helpful tips, and personalized recommendations based on your individual needs and preferences. From sourcing the finest materials to crafting our own unique and distinctive products, every step of the way we aim to provide the highest level of quality and attention to detail in everything we do.
At the core of our business lies a strong commitment to delivering exceptional quality products and unparalleled services to all of our valued clients. Bonsai is more than just a hobby; it’s a way of life, and we’re honored to be your trusted partner on this journey.
What we offers? We strive to supply only the best products; we do NOT sell sticks in Bonsai pots.
We love Bonsai
Our goal is to create a product and service that you’re satisfied with and use it every day. This is why we’re constantly working on our services to make it better every day and really listen to what our users has to say.
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