To grow a bonsai is to cultivate the essence of a tree in miniature. Take your time and enjoy the calming atmosphere. Explore the possibilities and share what you find with the community.

            



Features

- Grow bonsai trees of many shapes and sizes, guided by mouse or touch control.
- 25+ leaf varieties, 10+ wood colours and 20+ pots means endless content to discover.
- A restful score and ambience carries you through a meditative journey, interspersed with dynamic piano improvisations.
- Take photos of your bonsai trees in resolutions as high as your screen, save them in a fully lossless PNG format and use them as your desktop backgrounds, share it with your friends, print it out and stick on the fridge, email it to work colleagues or simply fill up your downloads folder and never view them again. We literally have no control over what you do with the photos.



Want to join the Bonsai Builder community, share your work or see what others have made? Join the Bonsai Builder subreddit here!

StatusReleased
PlatformsHTML5
Rating
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(73)
AuthorVandervas Generator
GenreSimulation
Made withConstruct, Audacity, Aseprite
Tags2D, Atmospheric, bonsai, Casual, construct-3, Pixel Art, Relaxing, Short, Singleplayer, tree
Average sessionA few minutes
LanguagesEnglish
InputsMouse, Touchscreen
AccessibilityOne button
LinksCommunity, Support

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It's amazing! I love playing with the leaf color of my tree. Really beautiful and destressing game, thank you! ❤️🌸

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the colours, the shape, the mood! this is beautiful. we're so glad it helps you to destress!

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When I feel down, I will look at this and get better. :)

so will we! thanks for sharing :)

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2 regards in the form of feedback; 

1. The so called "ficus palmatum" is what i only could imagine really supposed to be "acer palmatum"; Japanese maple

2. Deadwood feature? as in shari and jinning

oh and here are some new creations

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only thing i can suggest, you could add button to change background color, sometimes it’s too bright, white leaves against white background. so it’s even better when taking screenshot 🎨

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Thanks for the feedback :) we're glad you're enjoying Bonsai Builder. We hope to come back to it someday soon with changes like this one.

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it was a bit tough to get an interesting shape, but here’s something 🤍

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Literati style... Juglans? I've never heard of this tree eventhough I do bonsai IRL... 

Anyway I love this program it's such a stress/anxiety relief. Much love to you developer!

:)

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I just searched it up and turns out juglans is the scientific name for the walnut family! The more you know...

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An amazing tree! We're glad you're having such a positive time with our game <3 and every name does mean something...

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i think i unlocked a secret color or something :0 very pretty

Beautiful!

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I... dont know. it looks kinda cool i guess

There's no standard for coolness we measure against here except whatever you think it is. Thanks for sharing this with us :D

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My friend :>

Your friend is wonderful!

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My perfect little cloud
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a peaceful creation!

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This one seemed deserving of being uploaded... 

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such simplicity, yet grace of composition... we are grateful to have seen this.

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obviously there are better trees than my tree but I'm still proud :) Great game!

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Thanks for sharing! If you're proud of what you make then I think there can be no better tree.

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Kinda sorta managed to take a pic before the foliage started to grow... 

Anyway, here's a tree with an amazing winter image imo :-)

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That's a lovely tree, ready to regrow in the spring!

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LOVE IT OMG I WISH I COULD SUPPOURT BUT I DONT HAVE A CARD OR PAYPAL BUT THANK YOU SO MUCH <3 <3 <3

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Your enjoyment of the game is all the support we could ask for - don't feel bad about it! Thank you for your comment.

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tons of snowmen likes  christmas sakura a upvote means u like it

this is large assortment of snowmen indeed

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ISnowman looks at the tree. He approves, but not really.

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snowpeople are notoriously hard to please - but we're not! Thanks for sharing.

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BWABABJSBAHHAHAHA WHY THE HELL IT LOOK LIKE THAT - it seems there is a glitch in the system :thinking_emoji:

the gardener must always look inward to find the truth

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I did Ikebana for a year in university, this really talked to my soul in a similar fashion. Very good work, I'm glad I found this gem.

thanks for sharing this! We're glad you found our little game as well.

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Very cool.)

The snowman looks very proud!

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Your game is beautiful! Thank you. Played it in mobile browser, will it be available as Android app? 

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Thanks for the kind words. We're still looking at options for the future, probably Steam first, but keeping doors open past that!

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started playing this at 12:00, accidentally stayed up till 2:00 am... thank you for making such a fun and relaxing game, i really love it

Well thanks for that comment! We're glad it captured your mind and took it out of time for a while.

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Look what I made

this looks like a pineapple hiding :O

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hi im back again but this time with a Deltarune inspired bonsai
this is also my go-to game for destressing lol

Happy to have destressed you! What a great tree.

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I love this! The music is great and the animation is cool! Wonderful job. 

Thanks, we're glad to hear it!

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I made a little kitty bonsai

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The little ears peeking out are so wonderful!

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my stick man

ah, the classic stick man bonsai!

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This game is so good here is my bonsai called "Fire bird" 

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Wow, the leaves form a truly evocative shape! Fire bird indeed!

Mhm! :D

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left this running to go do homework, came back this

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....reptar?

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I call this “Frostbite”

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I think I found a rare color


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is this a rare tree?

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It's certainly very striking! There's always more to discover...

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loving this game plus, it really relaxing and helps wind down, I mean seriously I love making little bonsais like this guy!

Happy to hear it's helping to calm and relax - that was definitely one of our intentions. What a great bonsai as well!

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here are all my bonsais!


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Awesome! We like them all! Feel free to post them to the subreddit if that's something you're interested in. We'd love to be able to share these bonsai with people outside of the game :D

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look at the bonsai I created :D

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Beautiful! You've definitely earned the title of bonsai builder! Thanks for coming over from crazygames!

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I made a very cute sideways cherry blossom.

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Fantastic! We're happy you enjoyed your time building bonsai.

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It's name is Ykthougru and it will consume us all.

Okay but really this game is great, good work.

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...all hail Ykthougru?

How long does it usually take to load?

Hi qucko! It can depend on the browser but we have seen it take up to a minute on white screen before the loading percentages appear. We have no idea what causes it - Jonathan just tried it on their firefox browser and it took about 30 seconds. It's definitely not an optimal browser game experience across the board. We can try looking into it on our end but for now our only advice is to try another browser or device, such as a phone or tablet. Thanks for getting in touch about this though!

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I love how calming this is! I'm not quite sure how to use the tools though.

Hi mgthepixiee! We're glad you're finding it calming. The tools are click-and-drag, or touch-and-drag if you're using a phone or tablet. As for their specific functions, it's a matter of experimentation :D

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This is really cool

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You are really cool! And so is this bonsai.

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