TAISHO-EN, SHIZUOKA, JAPAN

Master Nobuichi Urushibata owns and operates this famous nursery. Although probably best known for his superb shohin bonsai, his garden boasts of many large sized trees of exceptional quality second to none. A great variety of species is also found here, ranging from connifers to decidious to flowering and fruiting trees, which includes a large number of masterpieces. This nursery has also become a well known international school, attracting students from all parts of the world.