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Each tree is sealed and includes a unique serial number to clearly identify the images you see on the web site with trees at our nursery.
517-acre mountain parcel available bordering on the White Mountain National Forest, including road access and two mountain tops. See all the particulars here.
SHIN-BOKU: (n) Japanese. (shin-bo-kooh) "Specimen Tree"; "Principal Tree"
Following a four hundred+ year tradition of Japanese garden tree trimming. Our trees are trimmed and guided to grow in a style consistent with this legendary art form.
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“In colder months, my other gardens are of minimal interest… Palmer’s garden, however, is always beautiful.”
NH Home Magazine, 2/17/2009
“Wow, isn't enough to describe the effort & passion to accomplish all that you both have done. It was a lovely evening and the 10 of us really appreciated your hospitality. Hopefully, Bob & I will be there on Labor Day WE.”
Fern and the Ashland girls. Fall 2013.
“My wife and I happened upon the Shin-Boku Nursery and Stroll Garden on our way home from a family vacation in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Our advice, if you appreciate Japanese Gardens or Japanese Garden Trees, or are even just a little curious, definitely go out of your way to visit this nursery.
To be honest, I was in complete awe of this garden; it was, for me, the absolute definition of garden beauty. If there is such a thing as a “garden masterpiece” this is it!
In another part of the nursery, we also enjoyed walking through hundreds (a mini forest, if you will) of mature Japanese Garden Trees. Everyone of these trees was a true piece of art. I would be proud to have any one of them in my yard, as part of a Japanese Garden or not.
In addition, Mr. Koelb and his grandson were gracious with their hospitality, more than willing to show us around and answer our questions.”
Peter Grandy, West Hartford, CT. August 2013.