Wigert’s Bonsai nursery has been established since 2003. Since then Erik has focused himself on bonsai cultivation and production. Wigert’s Bonsai has now become one of the leading wholesale suppliers of tropical pre-bonsai in Florida.
Additionally Wigert’s Bonsai offers classes monthly for all skill levels. Erik has a passion for teaching the art of bonsai and has taught extensively in Florida and elsewhere since 2003. He enjoys traveling and is available to travel internationally. He specializes in tropical bonsai material and is available year-round for workshops and or demonstrations.
- 2nd place winner of BCI Bonsai and Stone Appreciation magazine photo contest 2011 for his Pierneef style Brazilian RainTree
- Best Tropical Bonsai at the 1st US National Bonsai Exhibit, Rochester, NY Oct 2008.
- Trees displayed at Epcot center, Walt Disney World in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011.
- Second Place winner of Florida Bonsai Societies Scholarship competition in 2007.
- Second place at Joshua Roth New Talent Competition with American Bonsai Society in 2006.
- Bonsai Society of Florida Convention Demonstrator in 2008, 2010 and 2011.
- Featured artist at Bonsai Tropical in Merida, Mexico in 2007.
- Featured artist at the FELAB convention in Merida, Mexico in November 2010.
- Featured artist at Congreso Tatsugoro in Cordoba, Mexico June 2011.
- Erik has taught programs for bonsai clubs in Florida , Georgia, Massachusetts, Michigan, Texas,Indiana, Illinois, New York, Ohio, Puerto Rico and Mexico.
- In 2011 he toured Texas as the Lone Star Bonsai Federation’s Guest Speaker and visited: Corpus Christie, Houston, San Antonio, Austin, Dallas, Ft. Worth, and Longview
- In 2010 two of his trees where listed in the top 11 spots in the BCI Magazine International Bonsai Photo Contest.