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Profile of Ivan Watters

Iowa Bonsai Association

Bonsai practitioner for 38 years.
Bonsai teacher for 18 years.
Studied with all well-known bonsai teachers in U.S., mostly with Toshio Saburomaru and Harold Lenz.
Began Study with Susumu Nakamura in 1987, continues today.

Teaching affiliations: Chicago Botanic Garden, Morton Arboretum, Field Museum, Buddhist Temple of Chicago.

Major awards: Best of Show, Mid America Bonsai Exhibit 1990 and 1991. Best of Show, MABA - Des Moines. First place, MABA - Milwaukee. Harold Lenz Memorial Award - Morton Arboretum Bonsai Society. Jules Ladany Award, 1986 - Midwest Bonsai Society.

Bonsai Service: Past President - Triton College Bonsai Society, Morton Arboretum Bonsai Society, Prairie State Bonsai Society. Founding Member, MABA. Board of Directors and Recording Secretary, Bonsai Clubs International. Board of Directors, Midwest Bonsai Society.

Opened Yasukunai Bonsai Garden, April 1996.

Contact Ivan through the Prairie State Bonsai Society listing on the Illinois Member Clubs page.

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