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Gerald Rainville grew up in Montreal, he became interested in gardening as a young child. After graduating from the horticulture program at Algonquin College, Ottawa in 1979, he boarded a two day flight to begin a traditional, long-term bonsai apprenticeship in Japan.

He was met by a group of bonsai growers from Takamatsu at Haneda Airport, whisked off to Sakufuten, met many bonsai dignitaries, and by that night, sat mesmerized on the Shinkansen heading to Shikoku. Gerald spent several years in Takamatsu and will always be indebted to all the bonsai growers, friends and teachers for the knowledge, discipline and skills he acquired.

Gerald was one of the first foreigners to have embarked on a traditional bonsai apprenticeship in Japan, and is the only Canadian to have apprenticed in Japan in the twentieth century.

Gerald founded Shikoku Bonsai Canada in 1983 in Montreal. Weather eventually led him to relocate to British Columbia in 1987, where he established a 1/2 hectare bonsai nursery in the outskirts of Vancouver and opened a retail outlet in the downtown area. In 1993 Gerald and his family relocated to Roberts Creek, BC and established a 1 hectare bonsai nursery focused on long term production of quality bonsai.

Today the nursery has several thousand trees that were started and trained by Gerald, many dating back to the nineteen eighties. Gerald often returns to Takamatsu to visit, work and study with his bonsai friends.

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Japanese Garden Juniper 001

Japanese Garden Juniper 001
JGJ001   10years  22cm   sold

Japanese Garden Juniper 002

Japanese Garden Juniper 002
JGJ002   10years  22cm   $245.00

Japanese Garden Juniper 003

Japanese Garden Juniper 003
JGJ003   10years  22cm   sold

Japanese Garden Juniper 004

Japanese Garden Juniper 004
JGJ004   10years  22cm   $245.00

Japanese Garden Juniper 005

Japanese Garden Juniper 005
JGJ005   10years  22cm   $245.00

Japanese Garden Juniper 006

Japanese Garden Juniper 006
JGJ006   10years  22cm   $245.00

Japanese Garden Juniper 007

Japanese Garden Juniper 007
JGJ007   10years  22cm   $245.00

Japanese Garden Juniper 008

Japanese Garden Juniper 008
JGJ008   10years  22cm   sold

Japanese Garden Juniper 009

Japanese Garden Juniper 009
JGJ009   10years  22cm   sold

Japanese Garden Juniper 011

Japanese Garden Juniper 011
JGJ011   10years  22cm   $245.00

Japanese Garden Juniper 012

Japanese Garden Juniper 012
JGJ012   10years  22cm   $245.00

Japanese Garden Juniper 013

Japanese Garden Juniper 013
JGJ013   10years  22cm   $245.00

Japanese Garden Juniper 016

Japanese Garden Juniper 016
JGJ016   20years  40cm   $575.00

Japanese Garden Juniper 017

Japanese Garden Juniper 017
JGJ017   20years  40cm   $575.00

Japanese Garden Juniper 018

Japanese Garden Juniper 018
JGJ018   20years  40cm   $575.00

Japanese Garden Juniper 021

Japanese Garden Juniper 021
JGJ021   20years  35cm   $745.00

Japanese Garden Juniper 022

Japanese Garden Juniper 022
JGJ022   20years  40cm   $745.00

Japanese Garden Juniper 023

Japanese Garden Juniper 023
JGJ023   20years  40cm   $745.00

Japanese Garden Juniper 024

Japanese Garden Juniper 024
JGJ024   20years  43cm   $745.00

Japanese Garden Juniper 025

Japanese Garden Juniper 025
JGJ025   20years  34cm   $745.00

Japanese Garden Juniper 026

Japanese Garden Juniper 026
JGJ026   20years  34cm   $745.00

Japanese Garden Juniper 031

Japanese Garden Juniper 031
JGJ031   35years  60cm   $2200.00

Japanese Garden Juniper 032

Japanese Garden Juniper 032
JGJ032   35years  55cm   $2500.00

Japanese Garden Juniper 033

Japanese Garden Juniper 033
JGJ033   35years  50cm   2200.00

Japanese Garden Juniper 034

Japanese Garden Juniper 034
JGJ034   35years  50cm   2200.00

Japanese Garden Juniper 035

Japanese Garden Juniper 035
JGJ035   35years  50cm   2500.00

Japanese Garden Juniper 036

Japanese Garden Juniper 036
JGJ036   35years  45cm   2700.00

Shimpaku Juniper 041

Shimpaku Juniper 041
SJ041   35years  55cm   2200.00

Shimpaku Juniper 042

Shimpaku Juniper 042
SJ042   35years  55cm   2200.00

Shimpaku Juniper 043

Shimpaku Juniper 043
SJ043   35years  55cm   2200.00

Shimpaku Juniper 044

Shimpaku Juniper 044
SJ044   35years  70cm   2500.00

Shimpaku Juniper 045

Shimpaku Juniper 045
SJ045   35years  50cm   2500.00

Black Pine 046

Black Pine 046
BP046   35years  45cm   1350.00

Black Pine 047

Black Pine 047
BP047   35years  45cm   1350.00

Black Pine 048

Black Pine 048
BP048   35years  40cm   1350.00

Black Pine 051

Black Pine 051
BP051   35years  60cm   2200.00

Black Pine 052

Black Pine 052
BP052   35years  50cm   2200.00

Black Pine 053

Black Pine 053
BP053   35years  60cm   3400.00

Black Pine 054

Black Pine 054
BP054   35years  45cm   4800.00

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