Bonsai Album makes keeping track of your Bonsai or Penjing collection easy. Track development of your trees throughout their lives, on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch!

Whether you're new to Bonsai, a collector, or a dealer, Bonsai Album is the ideal tool for organizing your trees, pots, and notes.

Here's what you can do with Bonsai Album:

- Record details about your trees, including age, source, style, species, and dimensions.
- Select from over 200 species names (with common and botanical names), or add new species.
- Store pot details, along with photos.
- Track styling, fertilizing, and other events for every tree and pot in dated log entries.
- Create and edit log entry reminders linked to your calendar.
- Add multiple photos per tree, pot and log entry.
- Add text captions for each photo.
- Select photos to appear on the main thumbnail display for each tree or pot.
- Scroll through photos in a full-screen gallery view, or in thumbnail form.
- View your bonsai and pot collections in table form, or by image.
- View the log history for each tree or pot, sorted by date.
- Review statistics for your collection.
- Protect your data with a passcode lock.
- iOS4 multitasking and Retina graphics support.
- Database backup, restore, import and export over WiFi to your computer's web browser.
- Transfer the complete database between devices (iPad / iPhone / iPod) over WiFi via Bonsai Album BDBI-format support.
- CSV format support to import / export your Bonsai Album database to and from desktop spreadsheet applications.
- Bonsai Report export feature. View your bonsai and pot collection on your computer’s web browser. Great for keeping track of your collection for inventory or insurance purposes.
- iPad support at no extra charge!

Please note that Bonsai Album does not come preloaded with any photos, nor does it include any bonsai care information and so forth. It only tracks information and displays photos you’ve added yourself.

Please visit for more information about Bonsai Album, including contact details to ask questions, request features, or report any issues. Join the Facebook page to discuss Bonsai Album with other fans.

What's New

Version 3.4

- Bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

No save


Having a hard time saving my tees in this app. I have 52 trees but for some reason cannot save the info. The save at the upper right of the iPad doesn’t work.

Developer Response

The Save button is only enabled when the tree has text entered into the Name field. If you’ve entered some text and the button is still disabled, please contact me via the email link in the app (Tools screen, info button top-right) or via my website.

Perfect plant collection app, FINALLY!


I absolutely LOVE this app. I use it for tracking progress for both my bonsai and my African violet collections. It's a fantastic tool, my only gripe is that the desktop version is highly overpriced, WAY more than the iOS version. It tracks all of the important and vital information on my bonsai collection, and I like the ongoing log and photo logs. My only wish would be a way to get my named and dated photos OUT of this app via some sort of EXPORT operation so I could share them in some organized fashion on the various social media outlets that allow you to post progressive photos of your prized flora. You spent all the time to label and categorize all your trees so why not make it easy to share those pics online. Other than those items I adore this app. It's very easy to use and you can get out of it as much as you're willing to put into it. However I don't find it necessary to own each specialty version of the app...bonsai, orchids, violets...with a little adfaptation they can all go under one version or the other of the app. Great job! Other bonsai database software is MUCH more complicated and no where near as universal or user friendly in deployment. You can buy this app one day and have your entire collection entered in a few days later and from then on it's a cake walk.

Solid Performance, Organization, Navigation & Connectivity


Bought this App for my iPad to track my work. The App offers solid, stable performance working through well-thought-out entry fields. Easy to navigate. The ability to add photos of any items is valuable. Photo enlargements from inserted photos are easy to view detail. The up-front organization ability for each tree and pot is perfect.

Best feature I enjoy: The Log. The Log has fields to track my root pruning, design and style ideas, planting dates and other work....and I even include photos of roots, especially where work at a later date is needed. The Log gives me a lot of writing room for any notes...really handy for the Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter To-Do lists.

There is an excellent Bonsai Pot section also where I document what I have with photo and measurements. Really handy.

Easily set up an entry for a tree and seamlessly connect the work needed right to my device calendar. I root prune. Photograph the roots while exposed. Insert the photos in the Album. Note any particulars while I can clearly see the roots. Then set a date and notification effortlessly to my calendar for that future work. I also track my ground-growing tree material noting care specifics and trunk development. You'll enjoy this well designed App. The functionality is fabulous and the portability excellent. When I travel I can continue tree thoughts and easily add notes...which is something I like doing during the dormant winter months.


Andrew Nicolle
5.7 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2011-2017 Andrew Nicolle


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