A surprise glimpse at Bonsai Magic.

Happened across whilst walking the Growing the Future land, a green house filled with no less than 50 Bonsai trees of diverse variety. Tended to on behalf of an absent owner, they are a symbol of patience and peace. Perfection and contemplation. Dedication and art. My Dad has always grown them, and they delight me.


The South Africanism of the Speak Boom Bonsai.


At Grootbos, its in the every detail. These charming tiny Japanese figurines adorn the Bonsai pots.


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The Incidental Tourist is a Personal Travel Blog of a conscious traveller with a deep love for Africa, its people and the environment.

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