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Strybing Arboretum and Bontanical Gardens
Golden Gate Park
9th Ave at Lincoln Way
San Francisco, CA 94122
(415) 661-1316

Fairchild Gardens just south of Miami in Coral Gables.

Harry P. Leu Gardens
1920 N. Forest Ave.
Orlando, FL. 32803

The garden has 32 different species and varieties. Richard Waldron has donated many of them.

A very nice, relaxing garden in the vacation capital of the world.

Kanapaha Gardens in Gainsville. Has perhaps the largest collection of bamboos on public display in the state.
Selby Gardens in Sarasota. Their B. oldhamii is simply “AWESOME”
University of Georgia
Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens
2 Canebrake Road
Savannah, GA 31419

for information email: Frank Linton

The National Zoo
Washington, DC

Zoo Entrances:


Pandas, the Zoo and bamboo.

The Zoo is open every day of the year except December 25th. Bamboo is part of the animal exhibits in several parts of the zoo.

USDA-ARS Tropical Agriculture Research Station, Mayagüez, Puerto Rico.

The U. S. Congress-authorized Agricultural Experiment Station in Puerto Rico maintains a collection of more than 70 tropical bamboo species.

The offices and laboratories of TARS lie between Highways No. 2 and 108, (route 65 and 108) in the northeast suburbs of the city of Mayagüez, just east of the campus of the College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts of the University of Puerto Rico. It is located on the west side of the Island of Puerto Rico and can be reached directly by air or by a two hour drive from San Juan, the capital of Puerto Rico.

George Darrow Groves
5900 Bell Station Road
Glenn Dale, Maryland 20769

Bamboo Garden at Foothill College
Foothill College
12345 El Monte Rd.
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022
Gordon Holler, Project Coordinator

Hakone Gardens
21000 Big Basin Way
Saratoga, CA 95070

Bamboo Giant Gardens

Exotic species can be found at the secret gardens of Bamboo Giant - Santa Cruz, California on 31-acres with many acres of rare, specimen bamboo including over 100 species and many mature groves. It is said to be one of the largest display bamboo gardens in the USA.

The garden also consists of rhododendrons, camellias, azaleas, deciduous magnolias, gingkoes, dogwoods, lilacs, roses, palms, purple leaf plum, birches, irises, callas, cannas, clematis, honeysuckle, jasmine, wisteria, giant tree dahlias, redwood groves, oaks, cedars and large ponds with fish, frogs, water lilies, water irises and Egyptian water lotus, etc.

It takes approximately an hour for the long tour through all of the groves. The short tour is 20 minutes. You will see Giant timber Moso, giant ebony black timber, bright green towering timber with huge canes the size of oatmeal containers, timber with beautiful green stripes on banana yellow canes, as well as black stripes on green canes. There are green canes with yellow groves and gray-green canes with black spots, known as snakeskin. Additionally, there are crooked canes, purple, brown, red, square canes and Buddha belly, etc. Some new shoots are pink, bluish/gray, spotted, etc. and grow over a foot per day. Many of the bamboo in this garden can’t be seen anywhere else in the world.

We are located on the Monterey Bay in Santa Cruz County. Please call for details and an appointment for a guided garden tour.

Voice: 408-685-1248
Fax: 408-662-8320


Bamboo Giant Gardens
P.O. 422
Capitola, Ca. 95010

The Los Angeles Arboretum
Los Angeles, CA

Jungle Gardens
Avery Island, Louisiana

Quail Botanical Gardens
230 Quail Gardens Drive
Encinitas, California 92024

Green Gulch Zen Center
Route 1
Mill Valley, California 94965

Outside of the U.S.A

Chile: The Arboretum University Austral, Valdivia, Chile


Hua'an Bamboo Garden

The Hua'an Bamboo Garden,located in Hua'an county, Fujian province, was initiated in 1992 and jointly designed and implemented by the Research Institute of Subtropical Forestry (RISF) of the Chinese Academy of Forestry (CAF) and Hua'an Forestry Bureau. Up to now, 30 genus and more than 320 bamboo species including monopodial, amphipodial and sympodial bamboo species have been collected and successfully cultivated in the garden, with the total area of 63 ha. and some attached facilities, such as the bamboo museum and the villages of Gao’shan and She tribes. The garden, containing five function areas, i.e. the introduction and taxonomy area, ornamental bamboo species area, propagation area of rare bamboo species, and production area of timber and edible shoots, is featured with plenty bamboo species and rich bamboo culture and is regarded as one of the largest bamboo garden in China with multiple uses from scientific research, popular science education and forestry tourism to bamboo production.

If you are interested in Hua'an Bamboo Garden, please contact me for details.

Wu Liangru
Associate Professor
Bamboo Research Division, the Research Institute of Subtropical Forestry (RISF)
73 Daqiao Road
Fuyang, Zhejiang 311400
P.R. of China

Costa Rica: Centro Agronomico Tropical de Investigacion y Enseñanza (CATIE). Contact:

Ing. For. Ovidio Novoa
CATIE 7170
Turrialba, Costa Rica


Lic. Mayra Montiel Longhi
Escuela de Zootecnia, Fac. de Agronomia,
Universidad de Costa Rica
San Pedro de Montes de Oca, Costa Rica


Arq. Ana Cecilia Chávez, directora
Proyecto Nacional de Bambu
Apartado Postal 21-1350
San Jose, Costa Rica

El Salvador: at the Centro Nacional de Tecnologia Agricola (CENTA). Contact:

Fidel Rauda, Centro de Recursos Naturales (CENREN)
Servicio Forestal,
Ap. Postal 2265,
Canton El Matazano,
Soyapango, San Salvador.

France: “la Bambouserie” Andouze, Andouze, France.

La Bambouseraie de Leriet, located 8 kilometers North from the city of CASTELSARRASIN. For more information, click here.


Ing. Carlos Monroy, Proyecto Bambú
Instituto Tecnico de Capacitacion y Productividad (INTECAP)
Guatemala City


Juan Gonzalez, Profesor,
Instituto de Investigaciones Agronomicas, Fac. De Agronomia,
Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala.

Honduras: Jardin Botanico Wilson Popenoe. Contact: Dr. Cesar Alvarado, director, (or Sonia Suazo, coordinadora investigación),

Jardin Botanico Wilson Popenoe (Lancetilla)
Apartado Postal 49, Tela,
Atlántida, Honduras


Arq. Eduardo Aguilar, Proyecto Bambu,
Escuela Agricola Panamericana El Zamorano
Apartado Postal 93,
Tegucigalpa D.C., Honduras

Japan: Fuji Bamboo Garden
at the base of Fujiyama, southwest of Tokyo

Nicaragua: Estacion Experimental El Recreo. Contact: Arq. Juan Carlos Gomes, Programa de Bambu, Managua; or Ivan Castellon, coordinador MACRU, Movimiento de Animacion Cultural Rural, Masaya.

The Philippines: The Philippine Bambusetum, Baguio City, Luzon, Philippines

The United Kingdom: Kew Gardens in London, England.

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