Robert Pressler: owner
The current president of the California Bonsai Society, Robert studied with a variety of teachers, starting informally as a child with Frank Okamura at the Brooklyn Botanical gardens. Bob moved to CA in 1984 , where he connected with Bonsai artists John Naka, Ben Oki and other seminal California Bonsai masters with whom he expanded his knowledge and skills and gave him the opportunity to share them with others.
In 2000, Bob met Kenji Miyata with whom he has continuously studied since 2001. He took over ownership of Kimura Bonsai Nursery (Best of Northridge; Plant Nursery 2018, Garden Centers 2012) in 1996 and has built it into a valued resource for experienced enthusiasts and beginners alike. He conducts several classes and multiple demonstrations and workshops locally and nationally, and hosts visiting world bonsai experts throughout the year. Bob’s students range in age from 5 to 93.
Bob hosts bonsai classes for adults, teens, and young children, as well as demonstrations, team-building events, workshops, exhibits, exhibitions and events to bring the art of bonsai to new eyes.