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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 the first foreigner 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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TREE HISTORY  |  CARE GUIDE :  JUNIPER |  BASIC | ORDER

Delivering trees to Vancouver area and Shipping across Canada via Air Canada on December 19th. Please order by mid-morning Dec.18th

Japanese Garden Juniper 001

Japanese Garden Juniper 001
JGJ001.   35cm $625.00

Japanese Garden Juniper 002

Japanese Garden Juniper 002
JGJ002.   30cm $625.00

Japanese Garden Juniper 003

Japanese Garden Juniper 003
JGJ003.   30cm $625.00

Japanese Garden Juniper 004

Japanese Garden Juniper 004
JGJ004.   35cm $625.00

Japanese Garden Juniper 005

Japanese Garden Juniper 005
JGJ005.   35cm $625.00

Japanese Garden Juniper 007

Japanese Garden Juniper 006
JGJ006.   40cm $625.00

Japanese Garden Juniper 007

Japanese Garden Juniper 007
JGJ007.   40cm $625.00

Japanese Garden Juniper 008

Japanese Garden Juniper 008
JGJ008.   30cm $625.00

Japanese Garden Juniper 010

Japanese Garden Juniper 010
JGJ010.   45cm $725.00

Japanese Garden Juniper 011

Japanese Garden Juniper 011
JGJ011.   45cm $725.00

Japanese Garden Juniper 012

Japanese Garden Juniper 012
JGJ012.   45cm $725.00

Japanese Garden Juniper 013

Japanese Garden Juniper 013
JGJ013.   40cm $725.00

Japanese Garden Juniper 014

Japanese Garden Juniper 014
JGJ014.   40cm $725.00

Japanese Garden Juniper 015

Japanese Garden Juniper 015
JGJ015.   45cm $725.00

Japanese Garden Juniper 016

Japanese Garden Juniper 016
JGJ016.   30cm $725.00

Japanese Garden Juniper 017

Japanese Garden Juniper 017
JGJ017.   45cm $725.00

Japanese Garden Juniper 018

Japanese Garden Juniper 018
JGJ018.   40cm $725.00

Japanese Garden Juniper 019

Japanese Garden Juniper 019
JGJ019.   40cm $725.00

Japanese Garden Juniper 020

Japanese Garden Juniper 020
JGJ020.   40cm $825.00

Japanese Garden Juniper 021

Japanese Garden Juniper 021
JGJ021.   40cm $825.00

Japanese Garden Juniper 023

Japanese Garden Juniper 023
JGJ023.   60cm $1200.00

Japanese Garden Juniper 024

Japanese Garden Juniper 024
JGJ024.   75cm $1800.00

Japanese Garden Juniper 023

Japanese Garden Juniper 025
JGJ025.   30cm $1800.00

Japanese Garden Juniper 026

Japanese Garden Juniper 023
JGJ026.   45cm $1800.00

Shimpaku Juniper 001

Shimpaku Juniper 001
SJ001.   40cm $575.00

Shimpaku Juniper 003

Shimpaku Juniper 003
SJ003.   40cm $575.00

Shimpaku Juniper 004

Shimpaku Juniper 004
SJ004.   40cm $575.00

Shimpaku Juniper 005

Shimpaku Juniper 005
SJ005.   25cm $575.00

Shimpaku Juniper 012

Shimpaku Juniper 012
SJ012.   50cm $575.00

Shimpaku Juniper 004

Shimpaku Juniper 013
SJ013.   35cm $625.00

Shimpaku Juniper 017

Shimpaku Juniper 017
SJ017.   25cm $725.00

Shimpaku Juniper 018

Shimpaku Juniper 018
SJ018.   45cm $975.00

Shimpaku Juniper 020

Shimpaku Juniper 020
SJ020.   45cm $1200.00

Shimpaku Juniper 022

Shimpaku Juniper 022
SJ022.   40cm $2500.00

Shimpaku Juniper 025

Shimpaku Juniper 025
SJ025.   55cm $1200.00

Shimpaku Juniper 026

Shimpaku Juniper 026
SJ026.   50cm $975.00

Black Pine 004

Black Pine
BP004.   30cm $650.00

Black Pine 005

Black Pine
Black Pine 005.   25cm $875.00

Black Pine 006

Black Pine
BP006.   30cm $875.00

Black Pine 020

Black Pine
BP020.   40cm $1800.00

Black Pine 021

Black Pine
BP021.   45cm $1800.00

Black Pine 022

Black Pine
BP022.   40cm $2200.00

Black Pinen023

Black Pine
BP023.   35cm $2200.00

Black Pine 026

Black Pine
BP026.   27cm $5200.00

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