For many people, a bonsai is a miniature tree sitting indoors on a counter or a desk. It’s often a gift sent by a well-meaning friend or family member. Bonsai is a natural, organic art form that offers a welcome respite from the noise and clutter of everyday life. If you’re inspired to try bonsai, it’s actually easy to get started. You can own a beautiful bonsai tree that thrives for decades. We've published an ebook that we're offering to you for free. We define bonsai and explore the best bonsai tree species for beginners; key elements of bonsai tree care; how to assess the health of your bonsai; and how to start a bonsai collection.