Bonsai Basics: How to purchase your first bonsai

Try your local GCA garden centre or a local bonsai shop for an idea of the different varieties of bonsai. Here are some top tips:

Where to start: Ficus and Acacia species are easy to care for and are ideal for beginner bonsai owners.

Some other easy-to-care for options include: Chinese Elm, Junipers and Japanese Maple.

Things to consider: Ensure you know which species of tree you end up with, and its specific care instructions.

And finally: Ensure that the pot in which your bonsai is planted, is not damaged

Happy bonsai growing!

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