Mrs. R. Vijaya Lakshmi is a Bonsai enthusiast. Having developed interest in
growing and nurturing Bonsai Plants last thirty years, she has her own Bonsai
garden at her residence. She participated in many exhibitions and won several
prizes for her Bonsais.
Vijaya is a graduate in economics and worked as a freelance copy-writer in
leading advertising agencies in Mumbai. Though not a horticulturist, she has
a passion for Bonsais and has a large variety of Bonsais in her collection.
Widely travelled, she visited Bosai gardens in Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong,
Bangkok, UK and USA. She has interacted with Bonsai masters like Peter
Chan and many other international experts.
After living for over 40 years in Mumbai, she recently moved her residence to
Hyderabad. She is the Past-President of Chembur Bonsai Club, in Mumbai,
and Vice President, Friends Bonsai Society, Hyderabad. With a view to
promote Bonsai culture among the enthusiasts, Vijaya has been conducting
seminars, workshops and demonstrations to colleges, public institutions and
She also helped Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai in improving
their Bonsais. Her recent engagements were with SSRDC and YWCA,