a bamboo nursery
Please call 503-647-2700 to order, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
and our experienced staff will be happy to answer any inquiries you have.
We welcome visitors to our nursery. We specialize in bamboos, both rare and common, at reasonable prices, serving retail, wholesale, and mail order markets. Bamboo Garden has been growing bamboo since 1980. Now, with over 300 bamboo varieties at our 20 acre farm near Portland, Oregon, we maintain the most diverse bamboo collection in the United States. We have a special interest in cold-hardy clumping bamboo and giant timber bamboo.
-Special Notice for visiting Bamboo Garden-
"The COVID-19 pandemic has curtailed many activities, but gardening doesn't need to be one of them. People can enjoy time in their garden with fresh air and sunshine while maintaining social distance, thus giving themselves a healthy stress reliever and providing beauty to the world."
~ Jeff Stone, Executive Director, Oregon Association of Nurseries
As of 03-20-20 Bamboo Garden will remain open under the following guidelines recommended by the CDC and Oregon Association of Nurseries for employees and customers safety, well being, and to help prevent spread of COVID-19.
We will temporarily not be conducting golf cart tours. Orders must be placed and paid for ahead of time to be picked up at the office or staging area. We will direct customer vehicles to the area of the nursery where their order is staged. Customers are responsible for loading purchased plant material into their vehicles. If using an open bed pick up truck, please bring a tarp or shade cloth to cover plant material. Customers are still welcome to do self guided tours. We will direct as necessary. UPS and Freight shipping will proceed as normal for this time of the year.
Outdoor Check Out Area-
The purpose for this is to limit customer access within our small, enclosed office. Good ventilation is an important safety guideline. This also will limit the use of door handles. We have a functional computer and credit card processing system set up in the main garage to the left of the office front entrance.
Disinfection of common work areas and hand washing-
Wash hands frequently, after working with other people, or in common areas where you may have touched a surface area that others touch frequently. Bamboo Garden will follow a comprehensive check list to disinfect common areas on a daily basis. All staff are trained in following healthy protocols. There is a porta-potty with hand-sanitizer as well as a sink with hand soap and warm water, within the garage.
Thank you! We really appreciate your continued support during this difficult time for all of us.
~ Bamboo Garden
We specialize in bamboos, both rare and common, at reasonable
prices, serving retail, wholesale, and mail order markets. Bamboo Garden has
been growing bamboo since 1980. Now, with
over 300 bamboo varieties
at our 20 acre farm near Portland, Oregon, we maintain the most diverse bamboo
collection in the United States. We have a special interest in
cold-hardy clumping bamboo and
giant timber bamboo.
informative website is a useful resource. Browse through the categories listed
above for accurate descriptions and many high quality photos of our bamboo. We
are confident we can provide the bamboo that best suits your needs, while
sharing our knowledge so that you can make an informed decision. We provide
bamboo for many commercial and residential landscapes throughout the United
The nursery location is 6.5
miles north of North Plains, 20 miles west of Portland
Hardy Clumping Bamboo
Small Running Bamboo
Cold-sensitive Clumping Bamboo
click on photo for larger image and tour of Bamboo Garden
This view is from the top of the hill, looking south-east over many of our bamboo groves. Our two main green houses are visible in the distance. Oggie is exploring the hillside, probably hunting for gophers. Ned is driving the white, electric golf cart at the bottom of the hill, on the main road. Our nursery is now over 20 acres with one of the largest collections of bamboo in the country.
See this link for a photo tour of Bamboo Garden
Overhead map of the nursery roads, buildings, and groves.
Photo copyright © Ned Jaquith, Bamboo Garden Oggie the bamboo dog in the Phyllostachys edulis "Moso" at our home in Portland, OR
Aerial photo of Bamboo Garden
click on photo for full screen image
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We are available for consultation and presentations.
There is no fee for presentations to most groups.
Please look at the bamboo descriptions and photos that we have available and
e-mail us with your wish list and questions or call us at 503-647-2700.
Be sure to include your zip code so we can figure your shipping cost. We will
reply as to availability and cost and any other pertinent information. We
accept payment by check, cash, or credit card. Avoid sending credit card info
by e-mail. We look forward to providing generous bamboo knowledge and helping
you actualize bamboo ideas. We appreciate constructive criticism and are
always looking for ways to improve; if their is any way we can better serve
your needs, please let us know.
We welcome visitors to the nursery!
About Bamboo Garden
We started growing bamboo in 1980 and joined The American Bamboo Society (ABS) that same year. We helped establish the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the society and have served on the board of directors of both. Ned Jaquith, the late founder of Bamboo Garden, was elected in 2006, as vice president of the ABS and has been awarded Honorary Lifetime Membership due to over 25 years of whole-hearted efforts and generous bamboo knowledge. Ned Jaquith was one of the most significant bamboo growers, collectors, and promoters of our time. In addition to his amazing and diverse collection of bamboo, which evolved into our 20-acre nursery, he was a smart and generous person with a great sense of humor and goodwill. He will be greatly missed among bamboo lovers, the horticultural community, and his friends and family. We are very fortunate to be able to continue the nursery operation, Bamboo Garden, and provide the same level of service, expertise, and enthusiasm for bamboo as our founder.
The nursery is managed by Noah Bell, with over twelve years experience working closely with bamboo in the landscape and nursery trade, and managing Bamboo Garden since 2004. His bamboo photos and articles have been published by the ABS and German Bamboo Society (EBS) and Paul Whitakers book: Practical Bamboos. He is responsible for overseeing the production of about 300 different types of bamboo, maintaining our 20 acre nursery, and providing positive direction for our staff.
We specialize in hardy clumping species, as well as hardy giant timber bamboos, and have been at the forefront of introducing new species into the horticulture trade. See this link for our total collection. and this page for our regularly available species: price list. We have supplied bamboo for many large commercial landscaping projects including: Tacoma Zoo, Portland Classical Chinese Garden, Portland Japanese Garden, Oregon Zoo, Wellesley College in MA, Wayne Morse Courthouse in Eugene, OR, Asia Trail of National Zoo in Washington DC, Shangri La Project in Vancouver, BC, and many others. We work closely with landscaping companies, providing healthy and beautiful bamboo for commercial and residential landscapes, locally and afar. Finally, a huge thank you to all of our customers, without your support and continued business, this would not be possible...
Our largest project to date is the Asia Trail for the National Zoo in Washington DC as designed by The Smithsonian. Between February and June we worked tirelessly to put together a massive collection of bamboo meeting the criteria for this ambitious project. By mid June we had three, 53 foot semi trucks, packed full of our bamboo, ready to travel to Washington DC, and be incorporated into the Asia Trail design. It was a challenging, yet very rewarding task, working together among our staff and with our customers, seeing the project (and bamboo) grow from start to finish and achieving success in the landscape. The future looks bright for bamboo and we hope to be considered a reliable source, from the smallest mail order, to large-scale bamboo design, to other nurseries, and garden centers.
Read the introduction to Bamboo Garden by Author, Ted Jordan Meredith. read more history of Bamboo Garden...
Bamboo Garden, our 20 Acre Nursery
(for photo tour: click on link or picture)
click on photo to see larger image
Grove of giant Moso on Avery Island, Lousiana. American Bamboo Society annual convention, 2011
Bamboo articles, photos, and much more information:
Timber Bamboo (Phyllostachys)
30 to 70 ft. tall
Mid-sized Bamboo (Phyllostachys)
15 to 30 ft tall
Cold-hardy Clumping Bamboo
6 to 25 ft. tall
6 to 50 ft. tall
Other Running Bamboo
6 to 25 ft. tall
Small Running Bamboo
1 to 8 ft. tall
|Price List, How to order|
|Planting and Caring for Bamboo|
Our most cold hardy bamboo
|Methods to Control Spreading Bamboo|
|Bamboo Rhizome Barrier|
|Bamboo Screens and Hedges|
|Bamboo For Indoors|
by Charissa Brock by Jiro Yonezawa
Fine books on Bamboo
available at Bamboo Garden:
(click on picture for preview)
Ted's long awaited Bamboo Pocket Guide, with over 300 bamboo species listed. Many photos taken at Bamboo Garden.
$19.95 (see link above for info)
Bamboo for Gardens
by Ted Meredith $30
(also see the Forward Ted wrote for our catalog)
by David Crompton $30
Nancy Moore Bess is a friend and fellow bamboo lover. You can check out her book and other things on her website.
A Compendium of Chinese Bamboo
by the China Forestry Publishing House
This is the most complete list of bamboos native to China.
It contains accurate technical descriptions of 39 genera and over 500 species,with over 400 color photographs. Great coffee table book.Hard to find, not printed in the United States.It does not contain information about gardening with bamboo; the books listed above cover that subject thoroughly.
A must for collectors or bamboo enthusiasts!
to order any of the books, call 503-647-2700