Bonsai Northwest has been supporting the art and hobby of bonsai in the Pacific Northwest since 1985. Bonsai Northwest was founded by the incredibly talented Sharon Muth. She founded the business to sell her handcrafted bonsai pots to local club members. As the business expanded, it incorporated finished bonsai trees, beginner bonsai lessons, and fine Japanese pottery. When Sharon’s son, John Muth, took the reins of the family business, he pioneered importing bonsai trees and expanded the availability of bonsai pottery throughout the U.S.

In 1985, Bonsai Northwest moved to a large retail shop in Tukwila, just south of Seattle. After decades of faithful service to the bonsai community, the retail shop closed its doors in 2020. Throughout its 53-year history, Bonsai Northwest helped bonsai culture flourish throughout the country. We are so very grateful to the Muth family for fostering the bonsai community and making it what it is today.

Bonsai Northwest is still dedicated to serving the bonsai community. While we are figuring out our next phase, we encourage you to reach out, join us on social media, and support our sister businesses. If you’d like to follow along as our journey unfolds, please sign up for our newsletter.


The Pacific Bonsai Museum has one of the finest collections of bonsai trees in the U.S.


Bonsai Tonight is a great place to learn about bonsai care and techniques.


The Puget Sound Bonsai Association is dedicated to education of the art and culture of bonsai.

Bonsai Stock

While John Muth has retired from his retail shop, he is still growing some of the finest bonsai stock in the country.

Bonsai Supplies

Bonsai Tonight, from bonsai teacher and writer Jonas Dupuich, provides tools to keep your trees beautiful and healthy.

Kusamono Plants

Kusamono Gardens specializes in rare and unusual companion plants, often found in the art of Kusamono.