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Anyone know of any bonsai nurseries in this area? No mall-sai vendors, please!
 

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Can't say that I know of any. Have you ever been to Gatlinburg? I have family in the area and have passed through Gatlinburg many times.
 

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Only place I know for sure would be Brussels, but that is on the other sde of the state. It is not that big of a state though. lol
 

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Resurrecting an old one here after a search. I am visiting Gatlinburg nest week with my family. Anything bonsai related in the area?
 

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Here are a couple in the area. Call ahead to Tree Haven - Warren Hill has been ill and I don't know the status of the nursery. Seems I recall them selling some of their collection. It doesn't appear as though they have any classes scheduled.

Bjorvala Bonsai Nursery is a small backyard nursery run by Tom Bjorholm, Bjorn's father. I stopped by a couple of years ago and enjoyed the visit.

http://www.warrenhillbonsai.com/index.html
http://bjorvalabonsainursery.com

Scott
 

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I sent emails to all of those contacts to see if something is available in the area. I hope I can find something to catch a fix while I'm there!
 

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Here are a couple in the area. Call ahead to Tree Haven - Warren Hill has been ill and I don't know the status of the nursery. Seems I recall them selling some of their collection. It doesn't appear as though they have any classes scheduled.

Bjorvala Bonsai Nursery is a small backyard nursery run by Tom Bjorholm, Bjorn's father. I stopped by a couple of years ago and enjoyed the visit.

http://www.warrenhillbonsai.com/index.html
http://bjorvalabonsainursery.com

Scott
Thanks, and who would have known. I saw several of the Bjorholm's trees at the Carolina Expo last October and that was worth the 4 hour drive all by themselves. Having the opportunity to visit their back yard would be great!
 

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I sent emails to all of those contacts to see if something is available in the area. I hope I can find something to catch a fix while I'm there!
Good luck - also, now that I think of it, Asheville NC is only a couple hours from Gatlinburg. The North Carolina Arbortetum has a bonsai exhibit that is well worth seeing.

Scott
 

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Thanks, and who would have known. I saw several of the Bjorholm's trees at the Carolina Expo last October and that was worth the 4 hour drive all by themselves. Having the opportunity to visit their back yard would be great!
He has a very nice setup and some great trees. At the time I visited they were starting to prepare for Bjorn's wedding which was held on their property. Tom is president of the Knoxville Bonsai Society - I think they hold club workshops at his facility. He spent a great deal of time with me patiently explaining the history and care of their trees. They have a wonderful yaupon holly I was interested in, but it was recovering from some difficulty so he was reluctant to part with it. I'll check on it next time I'm in Knoxville. A wonderful man and a great visit - I'd recommend the stop to anyone.

Scott
 

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