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Gerald Rainville grew up in Montreal, he became interested in gardening as a young child. After graduating from Algonquin College in 1979, he boarded a two day flight to begin an 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 one of the first foreigners to have embarked on a long term traditional bonsai apprenticeship in Japan.

Gerald founded Shikoku Bonsai Canada in 1983 in Montreal. Weather eventually led him to relocate to British Columbia in 1987, where he established a small bonsai nursery in the outskirts of Vancouver and opened a retail outlet in the downtown area. In 1993 Gerald and his family relocated to a 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..

BONSAI


Japanese Garden Juniper 003

Japanese Garden Juniper 003
JGJ003.   45cm $575.00

Japanese Garden Juniper 004

Japanese Garden Juniper 004
JGJ004.   50cm $575.00

Japanese Garden Juniper 006

Japanese Garden Juniper 006
JGJ006.   35cm $575.00

Japanese Garden Juniper 007

Japanese Garden Juniper 007
JGJ007.   45cm $575.00

Japanese Garden Juniper 008

Japanese Garden Juniper 008
JGJ008.   40cm $575.00

Japanese Garden Juniper 009

Japanese Garden Juniper 009
JGJ009.   30cm $625.00

Japanese Garden Juniper 013

Japanese Garden Juniper 013
JGJ013.   35cm $625.00

Japanese Garden Juniper 015

Japanese Garden Juniper 015
JGJ015.   35cm $775.00

Japanese Garden Juniper 016

Japanese Garden Juniper 016
JGJ016.   30cm $775.00

Japanese Garden Juniper 020

Japanese Garden Juniper 020
JGJ020.   40cm $725.00

Japanese Garden Juniper 022

Japanese Garden Juniper 022
JGJ022.   50cm $925.00

Japanese Garden Juniper 021

Japanese Garden Juniper 023
JGJ023.   55cm $1200.00

Japanese Garden Juniper 024

Japanese Garden Juniper 024
JGJ024.   70cm $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 007

Shimpaku Juniper 007
SJ007.   40cm $575.00

Shimpaku Juniper 008

Shimpaku Juniper 008
SJ008.   50cm

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 019

Shimpaku Juniper 019
SJ019.   40cm

Shimpaku Juniper 020

Shimpaku Juniper 020
SJ020.   45cm $1200.00

Shimpaku Juniper 021

Shimpaku Juniper 021
SJ021.   40cm

Shimpaku Juniper 022

Shimpaku Juniper 022
SJ022.   40cm $2500.00

Shimpaku Juniper 023

Shimpaku Juniper 023
SJ023.   35cm

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 009

Black Pine
BP009.   30cm $875.00

Black Pine 011

Black Pine
BP011.   35cm

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

Black Pine 027

Black Pine
BP027.   25cm $5200.00

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Phone: 1(604)886-3915