NEC Work Party at East West Bamboo Farm, Amenia NY

Saturday, JUNE 15

For all you long-time bamboo friends, this is the beautiful garden and nursery created by one of our club’s founding members – Dolores Holland.   Her son, Anthony Poveromo, has  come to live here and has developed a passion following in his mother’s footsteps!  Dolores’ husband Larry generously shared space for Anthony’s new house!


For those new to this story, come enjoy a gorgeous setting of bamboo groves among specimen trees and islands of interesting plants, connected by lawn paths leading to all kinds of interesting views.   From the top of the hill, the surrounding rural setting is just beautiful.

So, please join us on Saturday, June 15 for a fun-filled, educational day among the bamboo.  Some of these groves are almost 20 years old, and are pretty darn impressive considering Amenia is up the Hudson River in Dutchess County, NY, zone 5.   Several different forms of Phyllostachys and a nice collection of clumping bamboos (Fargesia) populate this seven-acre property.  Anthony will take us through the garden, and we’ll identify key features and talk about containment (control), general maintenance, and past experiences.

Bring a cooler with food & snacks & drinks to share!  Bring digging tools and saws & loppers if you want to help with some “hands-on” work.  If you help, you can take home a bamboo!   This is a retail nursery, (i.e. Anthony SELLS bamboo), so there will be a great opportunity to SHOP and BUY BAMBOO too : )

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Just so we know how many people to expect, or if you have questions or directions etc, please email Larry :  <>

ADDRESS:  15 Yellow City Road, Amenia NY

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