Cali Bonsai nursery visit (Chikugo-En - Gardena)
Over the past few years I have done my best to seek out nurseries when I travel. I repeatedly find myself in Cali and visit this spot.
Owner Gary Ishii
18110 S Western Ave, Gardena, CA 90248
Chikugo-En has a great variety of tree species in various sizes and price points. They also have pots, tools and planting materials. I would highly recommend a visit. He and his staff are very knowledgeable and plesant to work with. They do offer shipping, classes and seem to be open to answering questions about the trees and techniques. Gary, is very knwledgeable and specializes in many aspects of bonsai, but the most interesting thing I found was the grafting of juniper species he performs to produce great trees. I have shot some rough footage of the nursery, please do not judge me too harshly for the quality!