Rachel Winters, owner

Siskiyou Gardens is a small specialized nursery in Grants Pass Oregon, open by appointment only.
  • Shaped pines, dwarf conifers and other specimens especially for containers and Asian-style gardens
  • Bonsai starts from the small and simple to the complex
  • Finished bonsai ready for your own display or as a unique gift

Bonsai Basics

BONSAI AND ORNAMENTAL PRUNING – an upcoming class at RCC. You can also find this by going to the Rogue Community College website, Community Education winter schedule. You can also email me:

Course Information: Course ID: 175-C1. Place: RWC-Z1. Tuition: $39. Start date: 01/31/2015. Times: 12:00-3:00PM

Introduces the art of bonsai and the craft of pruning. Includes hands-on practice creating bonsai as well as pruning techniques that apply to bonsai as well as larger ornamental trees and shrubs in the landscape. Contact the instructor,, for a list of the pruning tools and other materials needed for class. Bonsai pots and starter plants will be available for sale or you may bring your own. Consists of three sessions. More information is available at 541-956-7303.

Nursery selection

Our selection includes hardy outdoor finished bonsai in ceramic pots for gifts or yourself;  bonsai starts for the bonsai hobbiest; or trees for large containers. We have been told by visitors that our selection of outdoor bonsai starts is larger than anywhere they have shopped between the urban centers of California and Portland and that the prices are very reasonable. Rare and unusual trees and shrubs in larger sizes are available for planting in the garden. We do not ship plants at this time but welcome appointments to visit and check out our stock.

Rachel’s plants are either propagated from cuttings, many right at the Nursery;  or grown up from seedlings. Since they are not grafted they will not revert back to a different type and are usually hardier. Since they have not been shipped in from outside the area or raised in a greenhouse they are hardy and disease free.

Bonsai pot selection includes Chinese and Japanese ceramic, mica and plastic.  New handcrafted ceramic bonsai pots created by Rachel – each one unique.


Summer and fall workshop schedule. Workshops are ongoing, call for information.


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Above: this pottery is high fired and suitable for indoor or outdoor display, has built-in hangers at the back, or can be used flat as serving platters.
Size ranges from approx. 9×9 to 10×12. Email or phone (see contact info at bottom) for prices and availability.

Katsi with bonsai

Japanese maples in autumn color

Japanese maple
‘Morris Midget’ dwarf boxwood Dwarf balsam fir Shimpaku juniper, Chamaecyparis ‘plumosa compresa’

‘Kingsville’ dwarf boxwood

Dwarf Japanese maple/ ‘Tom Thumb’ cotoneaster
Japanese maple

Above: Pots with bonsai (all for sale)

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assorted pots

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Above: More bonsai pots and pottery. Contact me for prices and availability.

Check out The Constant Gardener, Rachel's monthly column in the Grants Pass Daily Courier Home and Garden section. Columns are on diverse topics from attracting native bees to your garden to landscaping with witch hazels.

Please phone or email if you'd like to come see our nursery stock (located in Grants Pass, Oregon). We also have a great selection of colorful, inexpensive Chinese bonsai pots. I am having a sale on large trees (not bonsai), including Japanese maples, hornbeams, Canadian hemlocks, and lots more.

VACATION BONSAI CARE (bonsai sitting): Leave town for the weekend or a month knowing your bonsai are watered and cared for. My place or yours. Cost is reasonable depending on amount of space your plants take up here at the nursery, or how much time is involved taking care of them at your home. Schedule in advance if possible. Contact Rachel for dates and details.

Rachel's finished bonsai and bonsai starts are also available for sale through Siskiyou Gardens.

We offer complete design services, from an informal backyard consultation to a complete landscape design. We work with form, color and texture to make your garden a place for year around beauty and serenity. We will work along with you from nursery shopping to planting the garden and any step in between.

Phone 541-476-6243 or email for an appointment.