Awarded a Gold Medal by the Royal Horticultural Society at the 2022 Chelsea Flower Show.

Niwaki

'Niwaki' is the Japanese term for what we would call a 'garden tree' - being distinct from Bonsai as a 'potted tree' by being on a larger scale, grown for planting directly in the ground, but still retaining the styling and artistic characteristics associated with this sculptural art form from Japan.

Our Niwaki trees have been carefully grown and tended for in Japan by generations of the same family for over 60 years. We select and import a range of Niwaki species. All are held in quarantine for at least two years before being placed on sale here in the UK exclusively by David Cheshire Nurseries.

Currently in stock; Japanese Yew (Taxus cuspidata), Japanese Holly (Ilex crenata), Japanese White Pine (Pinus parviflora) and Sweet Osmanthus (Osmanthus fragrans).

NIWAKI FOR SALE David tending to a Japanese Yew (Taxus cuspidata) at our Nursery

David tending to a Japanese Yew (Taxus cuspidata) at our Nursery

Niwaki News

  • NIWAKI WINS PLANT OF THE YEAR 2021
    In August 2021, David Cheshire Nurseries' Japanese Yew (Taxus cuspidata) Niwaki wins Plant of the Year Award at BBC Gardeners' World Live Special Edition as part of Best Exhibit (Geoff Hamilton Award) in the Floral Marquee with Larchfield Trees.

    In August 2021, David Cheshire Nurseries' Japanese Yew (Taxus cuspidata) Niwaki wins Plant of the Year Award at BBC Gardeners' World Live Special Edition

    Above from left to right; Neil Kenney and Catherine Kenney (Larchfield Trees) with David Cheshire (David Cheshire Nurseries)

  • NIWAKI ART JAPAN™
    Official supplier and importer for Niwaki Art Japan™.
    Niwaki Art Japan

Japanese Yew Niwaki wins BBC Gardeners World Live Plant of the Year 2021

Niwaki wins Plant of the Year 2021!

In August 2021, David Cheshire Nurseries' Japanese Yew (Taxus cuspidata) Niwaki won the prestigeous Plant of the Year Award at BBC Gardeners' World Live Special Edition as part of the Best Exhibit (Geoff Hamilton Award) in the Floral Marquee with Larchfield Trees.

Japanese Yew (Taxus cuspidata) Niwaki

A selection of our mature outdoor Japanese Yew Niwaki available to purchase from our nursery.

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Japanese Yew (Taxus cuspidata)

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WINNING
    • 45 years old
    • Niwaki01

    Japanese Yew

    Taxus cuspidata

    This Niwaki won BBC Gardeners' World Live Special Edition Plant of the Year Award in August 2021.

    Japanese grown. Fully hardy in the UK.

    For sale

    £POA

    Japanese Yew (Taxus cuspidata)
    NIWAKI
      • 45 years old
      • Niwaki02

      Japanese Yew

      Taxus cuspidata

      Japanese grown. Fully hardy in the UK.

      For sale

      £POA

      Japanese Holly (Ilex crenata) Niwaki

      A selection of our mature outdoor Japanese Holly Niwaki available to purchase from our nursery.

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      Japanese Holly (Ilex crenata)
      NIWAKI
        • 45 years old
        • Niwaki03

        Japanese Holly

        Ilex crenata

        Japanese grown. Fully hardy in the UK.

        For sale

        £POA

        Japanese Holly (Ilex crenata)
        NIWAKI
          • 45 years old
          • Niwaki04

          Japanese Holly

          Ilex crenata

          Japanese grown. Fully hardy in the UK.

          For sale

          £POA

          Japanese Holly (Ilex crenata)
          NIWAKI
            • 45 years old
            • Niwaki05

            Japanese Holly

            Ilex crenata

            Japanese grown. Fully hardy in the UK.

            For sale

            £POA

            Japanese White Pine (Pinus parviflora) Niwaki

            A selection of our mature outdoor Japanese White Pine Niwaki available to purchase from our nursery.

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            Japanese White Pine (Pinus parviflora)
            NIWAKI
              • awaiting data
              • Niwaki09

              Japanese White Pine

              Pinus parviflora

              The Japanese white pine is a spectacular tree with blue needle foliage throughout the year. This tree is over 65 years old. Japanese grown. Fully hardy in the UK.

              For sale

              £POA

              Sweet Osmanthus (Osmanthus fragrans) Niwaki

              A selection of our mature outdoor Sweet Osmanthus Niwaki available to purchase from our nursery.

              Grown for their fragrant peach-coloured flowers with the scent of ripe apricots in late summer and autumn, this semi-evergreen Sweet Olive is fully hardy in the UK. A beautiful feature garden tree (Niwaki).

              It is an evergreen shrub or small tree growing to 3-12m (9-40ft) tall. The leaves are 7–15cm long. The flowers are white, pale yellow, yellow, or orange-yellow, small, about 1cm long, with a four-lobed corolla 5mm diameter, and have a strong fragrance. They are produced in small clusters in the late summer and autumn. The fruit is a purple-black drupe 10-15mm long containing a single hard-shelled seed.

              Native to Asia from the Himalayas through South China (Guizhou, Sichuan and Yunnan) to Taiwan, southern Japan and Southeast Asia as far south as Cambodia and Thailand.

              In China, its flowers are infused with green or black tea leaves to create osmanthus tea. The flowers are also used to produce osmanthus-scented jam, osmanthus cakes, dumplings, soups, and osmanthus liquor.

              In Japan, it is the "city tree" of Kitanagoya, Aichi Prefecture and Beppu, Ōita Prefecture, and the "town tree" of Yoshitomi, Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture.

              In China, it has been adopted as the "city flower" of the cities of Hangzhou, Zhejiang; Suzhou, Jiangsu; and Guilin, Guangxi.

              Sweet Osmanthus (Osmanthus fragrans)
              NIWAKI
                • awaiting data
                • Niwaki06

                Sweet Osmanthus

                Osmanthus fragrans

                Also known as Sweet Olive, Tea Olive, Fragrant Olive. Japanese grown. Fully hardy in the UK.

                For sale

                £2,100.00

                Sweet Osmanthus (Osmanthus fragrans)
                NIWAKI
                  • awaiting data
                  • Niwaki07

                  Sweet Osmanthus

                  Osmanthus fragrans

                  Also known as Sweet Olive, Tea Olive, Fragrant Olive. Japanese grown. Fully hardy in the UK.

                  For sale

                  £2,100.00

                  Sweet Osmanthus (Osmanthus fragrans)
                  NIWAKI
                    • awaiting data
                    • Niwaki08

                    Sweet Osmanthus

                    Osmanthus fragrans

                    Also known as Sweet Olive, Tea Olive, Fragrant Olive. Japanese grown. Fully hardy in the UK.

                    For sale

                    £2,100.00

                    Sweet Osmanthus (Osmanthus fragrans)
                    NIWAKI
                      • awaiting data
                      • Niwaki10

                      Sweet Osmanthus

                      Osmanthus fragrans

                      Also known as Sweet Olive, Tea Olive, Fragrant Olive. Japanese grown. Fully hardy in the UK.

                      For sale

                      £2,100.00