The Bonsai Guy

Open until 8pm for FFAW! The Bonsai Guy, Chris Cox, has always had an appreciation for horticulture and opened “The Bonsai Guy” shop and nursery located at 600 W. Walnut Street, across from Springfield Brewing Company. An artisan garden shop specializing in the ancient art of Bonsai! The cultivation technique can be applied to all sorts of plants, it is easy and fun! The store and garden have hundreds of items to shop, look, and learn about – as well as classes to help you discover a new passion for bonsai artistry. They also offer free delivery for the Springfield Metro area. 

“I began to focus that energy into Bonsai around 2015. At that time, I was very lucky to have been introduced to Nola Ford, who had worked with the art of Bonsai for over forty years. She inspired me to learn more. I honed my style of Bonsai art through reading many books, watching videos, researching online, and working with other artists. I adopt my mindset from an old Japanese philosophical saying, “Bonsai no Kokoro”, which means Bonsai created in your heart and from the veneration of nature has no ego. Bonsai teaches me patience. I absolutely love sharing my passion with others and hope to inspire others to start their own journey with the art. I spent much of 2019 doing vendor shows all around the Springfield area and decided to open a Bonsai shop in downtown Springfield in 2020. I have so many ideas and dreams for this little shop. I feel like downtown is the perfect place for me. I am happy to be a member of FFAW and look forward to meeting and establishing relationships with other businesses downtown.”

-Chris Cox (The Bonsai Guy)

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The Bonsai Guy

Open until 8pm for FFAW! The Bonsai Guy, Chris Cox, has always had an appreciation for horticulture and opened “The Bonsai Guy” shop and nursery located at 600 W. Walnut Street, across from Springfield Brewing Company. An artisan garden shop specializing in the ancient art of Bonsai! The cultivation technique can be applied to all sorts of […]