Lodder Bonsai is a family business (4th generation) that started in 1896 with a small greenhouse in the center of Utrecht, The Netherlands. The business started with the cultivation of all kinds of potted plants and its trade. In the early sixties the story of bonsai began with the first import of Pinus bonsai to Europe. We were the first company in Europe to be commercially involved with bonsai. Steadily the popularity of bonsai increased and in the seventies we decided to specialize solely in bonsai. During this time, the greenhouse was relocated to Vleuten and moved again to Harmelen in 2005 in a new sustainable greenhouse with over 16,000 m2 area.
We continue to be passionate about spreading bonsai throughout Europe and remain a leader in the field of bonsai. We are known for our extensive product range, high quality and service. With almost 60 years of experience in the trading and cultivation of bonsai, combined with our excellent contacts with suppliers in the Far East, Lodder Bonsai is your ideal partner whether you are a distributor, dealer or specialized retailer.
Painting of the greenhouse in 1969, location: Utrecht (Wijk C)
Gerrit Lodder Sr. showing bonsai, anno 1967