2014 American Bamboo Society Conference

September 11-14, 2014

Registration Info:


ABS Southern California Chapter is very pleased to announce 2014 Annual ABS Conference will be held at the world famous Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, near Los Angeles.

Location of conference: http://www.huntington.org/

The theme is “Bamboo in Asian Culture” in honor of their expanding Chinese garden, new Bamboo Gardens and renovated Japanese Garden and expanding Bamboo Gardens.  http://www.huntington.org/JapaneseGarden/

 The Huntington has one of the best designed and curated gardens in the US.

James Folsom, Director of Gardens, is kindly hosting this event in appreciation for our assistance with their bamboo collection. We will have full use of their Conference Center, Classrooms and laboratories for the weekend.

Mr. Folsom will be co-hosting dinner for us at the Chinese Garden, a magical venue at night time!

Our guests will also have access to the Art Galleries and Gardens


Hotel information …… 
Please note there is a major event at the Rose Bowl this weekend. 3 Concerts for 100,000 + people Th, Fri, Sat nights so hotel rooms are VERY scarce. We do have about 73 rooms secured. Call them early! Tell them you are with American Bamboo Society. May not have web check in so use PHONE.

Saga Motor Hotel – 43 rooms

$99-110 depending on type of room.

Contact: Melodee

Main. 626-795-0431

Fax. 626-792-0559

Toll Free. 1-800-793-7242

Website: thesagamotorhotel.com

Smoke free property

Holiday Inn Express – 20 rooms. Cut off date 8/27. Code HTO

Double (and a few with 2 singles)  $129 King $139 +12% tax

Contact: Phoebe Valino

626 792 1363

Best Western Pasadena Inn – 10 rooms.

1 king bed is $89 + $10.68 = $99.68

2 queen beds are $109 + $13.08 = $122.08

Contact: Erika Hsu

3570 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107
(626) 796-9100

Field trips Sunday 14 September

Full Day: San Diego Zoo and WAP, Quail BG

Half Day: Tour of HBG, Dr. Sussman’s Garden in San Dimas

See you there!

registration info:



  • Thursday 11 Sept Board Meeting AM and PM. Meet and greet in evening
  • Conference Friday 12 and Saturday 13
  • Tour to San Diego Zoo (full day) OR San Dimas (half day) Sunday 14
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