A passionate history

Established in 1978 by the renowned bonsai artist and author Harry Tomlinson, Greenwood Bonsai has since built an enviable reputation worldwide.

Since Harry’s retirement in 2008 the business is now owned and run by his two sons, Corin and Paul, who are now building on 40 years of success and taking the nursery into a new era. Set in 12 acres of beautiful countryside, just one mile north of Nottingham, you will find  the largest specialised Bonsai nursery in the UK, who can offer you unparalleled choice and knowledge on bonsai.

Explore our heritage



Greenwood Bonsai was founded by Harry Tomlinson, one of Europe's leading bonsai artists and instructors.


Harry’s sons, Corin and Paul take control of the business, building on 40 years of success in the industry.


Our studio continues to grow, offering a large range of specialist Bonsai along with expert knowledge and tuition.
Our classes & workshops

Thinking of taking up Bonsai as a hobby? We offer regular classes at our studio, providing expert advice and guidance to beginners.

Our one day workshops take place at our studio, were Corin will demonstrate how to turn an ordinary garden shrub into a bonsai. After demonstrating the basic principles it is over to you, you will be given a plant to work on and with a bit of advice and guidance from Corin will start creating your own bonsai. The course covers all the basic principles, from Trimming, Needle pinching, Wiring, Root pruning and of course potting up your tree.