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1954 At eight years old I made my first attempt at bonsai, inspired by a chapter in a children's activity book. Failure was inevitable.

Then working as a book designer, I made my second attempt at bonsai on the window ledge of my London flat. Success!
1979 Window ledge now too small ­ moved to a large garden with a small house in Surrey. Joined the Bonsai Kai of the Japan Society of London.

1985 Exhibited on gold medal winning stand at the Chelsea Flower Show.
1989 Launched "Bonsai Magazine" in the UK and visited the first world convention in Omiya, Japan, to study bonsai in greater depth. Began teaching in UK.

1991-00 Consulting Editor for "Bonsai" magazine (UK).

1994-97 Board Member of the European Bonsai Association

1996-01 Member of the Bonsai Judging Panel at the Chelsea Flower Show, London

2001 Relocated to the United States to work full-time as a bonsai teacher, artist and consultant.
2008- Residing just north of Kennebunkport in Southern Maine, USA, and working full-time as a bonsai teacher, artist and consultant

Founder and Principal of the Ho Yoku School of Bonsai
; Bonsai Consultant to the historic Lars Anderson Collection, Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, Boston.

P U B L I C A T I O N S 

Numerous articles in magazines and journals in nine countries.
1990 Practical Bonsai, Crowood Press
1993  Step-by-step guide to Growing and Displaying Bonsai, Colour Library Books et al
The Bonsai Survival Manual, Quarto/Cassells
1997 Hamlyn Care Manual: Bonsai, Hamlyn
1997Bonsai magazine Presenter on Royal Horticultural Society's video on bonsai
1999 Bonsai contributor to Readers' Digest Encyclopedia of Gardening
2001 The Art of Bonsai Design, Sterling (USA)

Contributor to The Bonsai Handbook, by David Prescott (various publishers)

Contributor to Bonsai Landscapes, by Suchin Ee, Storey (USA)

Contributor to Bonsai Today's Master Series: Junipers, Stone Lantern (USA)