Sunday, March 17, 2019

Christmas feeling at Hidden Gardens

This morning the truck arrived from far out west. A couple hundred new trees are on the premise all of a sudden. Now these have to get assessed and priced quickly. In a week they will be available to the public. Don't miss you chance to be one of the first ones there.


Where: 16W656 S Frontage Rd, Willowbrook, IL 60527, USA
tel.: +1630-655-8263

When: Wednesday, March 27, 2019 from 9:00 am to 5 pm

Who: Walter Pall will make it happen

How much: this is for free - all day

For whom: Everybody is invited, it is an open party

Trees: Besides around 200 well known and established ones about another 200 new trees will be there, most of them collected in the wild, very old, and very interesting. Trees from the Rocky Mountains, like Ponderosa pine, limber pine, lodgepole pine, Rocky Mountain junipers and other rare species. Some killer trees, outright world class, many affordable, from US$ 50 to a couple hundred, lots for under one grand, some, of course much higher. In addition there will be many deciduous trees, like Japanese maples and trident maples. Many American collected deciduous trees are there in affordable price ranges. Also some very nice small pine trees, already bonsai, and junipers will be available. Of course, there are the famous specimen conifers styled by world renown artists.

Altogether it is clearly one of the big places for quality bonsai in the country and an event one should not miss. This may well be the start of a tradition. And you can say 'i was there'.

9 am: People can come in and have a look around. Walter Pall will be there for free advice.
10:00 am to 12:00 am: "Ask the Master " session with Walter Pall. Everybody can ask any question somehow related to bonsai. This will be entertaining and educational.
1:30 pm to 4:30 pm: Demo by Walter Pall. A big Colorado Blue Spruce which is owned by James Baley and styled by Jennifer Price and Walter Pall will go from the training box onto a slab made by Mariusz Folda from Poland.  We will have a few slabs available to choose from.  It will be shown how to select a slab and why, how to mount the tree, how to care of it. Hopefully we can show what an impact this will make to the appearance of the spruce. This will be educational and entertaining - you bet! There will possibly be a second tree which will also go onto a slab. Some slabs and recently imported very large handmade pots by Mariusz Folda from Poland will be available.

On Thursday, March 28 Walter Pall is available for private sessions. Just send a mail to:

Attached find pictures of the nursery, the Colorado Blue Spruce and the great slabs by Marius Folda from Ibuki, Poland.

Similar to last year we will have a evening with Walter Pall on March 26th. Cost will be $75.00 The workshop would be bring your own tree from 5:00pm until 9:00 pm. We can offer some trees

write to Jeff Schulz:
or call him:  +1 630-655-8283

At Hidden Gardens one can find some of the best bonsai material in the country. Around 200 plus new trees will be there in March. These are mostly old to very old collected conifers like limber pine, ponderosa pine, lodgepole pine, Engelmann spruce, Colorado blue spruce. Alpine fir, Douglas fir and others as well as some deciduous broadleaved trees like American hornbeams and Amur maples.There usually are 400 or more trees available to choose from. A few dozen are outright world class, many very good, all hand selected by myself. There are over 150 trees in the range from US$ 50 to 600, about 50 from 600 to 1,500. Everybody can find himself a genuine American collected tree. This is the biggest selection of this kind of trees west of the Rockies.