Welcome to Bamboo Garden

a bamboo nursery

Bamboo Garden is an esteemed bamboo nursery and arboretum based in Oregon. Our website is a dedicated bamboo resource center with detailed information about bamboo care, control, type, and more. We specialize in bamboos, both rare and common, and serve retail, wholesale, and mail order markets at competitive prices. With over 300 bamboo varieties at our 20-acre farm near Portland, Oregon, we maintain the most diverse bamboo collection in the United States.

Bamboo Garden’s extensive collection of information about bamboo has positioned us as a national leader in bamboo resources. If you can’t find the answers to your bamboo questions on our website, our dedicated and expert staff will be happy to assist you at our nursery. You can also call us at 503-647-2700 or (888) 509-0293 to order, or email bamboo@bamboogarden.com. We have a special interest in cold-hardy clumping bamboo and giant timber bamboo. Our 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 States.

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We welcome all visitors to our 20-acre bamboo nursery in North Plains, Oregon (20 miles west of Portland, OR). Our team can answer questions about the appropriate bamboo for your intended use and offer additional resources for bamboo care and maintenance. If you anticipate visiting for a more complicated project, consider scheduling an appointment with one of our bamboo specialists for faster, dedicated service.

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, served 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 always generous with sharing his knowledge. He is greatly missed among bamboo growers and the horticultural community. We are fortunate to be able to continue 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.  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.

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COVID-19 safety protocol
As of 03-20-2020 Bamboo Garden is open under the following temporary guidelines recommended by the CDC and Oregon Association of Nurseries for employees and customers safety, well being, and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Social distancing 

Customers and employees must maintain a 6-foot distance at all times. Additionally, masks must be worn during golf cart tours.

Outdoor check-out area

Limiting foot traffic in our well-ventilated space allows less opportunity for transmission and decreases the use of door handles. Customers are still welcome to do self-guided tours. 

If using an open bed pick-up truck, please bring a tarp or shade cloth to cover plant material. We will direct as necessary. UPS and Freight Shipping will proceed as normal.

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 checklist to disinfect common areas on a daily basis. All staff members are trained in following health protocols. There is a port-a-potty with hand sanitizer as well as a sink with hand soap and warm water in the garage.

Thank you! We appreciate your continued support during this difficult time.

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