Bonsai trees stolen from Glen Waverley nursery


When nursery owner Tom Pham returned to his modest Glen Waverley bonsai store Bonsaiarium on the morning of September 19, he immediately knew he’d been robbed.

In the dead of night, between 1am and 3am, two thieves entered his open-air specialist bonsai nursery on Springvale Road and removed 31 plants with a combined value of about $15,000.

A customer looks at bonsai plants at the Glen Waverley nursery ‘Bonsaiarium’ which has been robbed twice in the past three months.Credit:Joe Armao

“I felt very bad,” Pham, 50, says, recalling discovering the heist. “All your hard work put in…



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Written by Bourbiza Mohamed

I have 26 years of experience as a professional writer and editor and have been working as a full time freelancer since 2011. I am originally from Casablanca, Morocco, and I graduated from Qatar University with a degree in journalism. I have worked for newspapers, magazines, news agencies, websites. I speak fluent Arabic, French, English, Russian and Spanish.

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