Bamboo Garden Booklet
Tools and Fertilizer
for bamboo collectors
Photo tour of Bamboo Garden
FAQs about ordering
18900 NW Collins Rd. North Plains, Oregon 97133
Regular Hours: 9am to 4pm, Tues - Sat.
we will ALSO be open on Monday and Sunday by appointment, please call ahead.
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Ned Jaquith Foundation started by members of the American Bamboo Society in Ned's honor.
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We are at the nursery Monday, but are busy with shipping orders. It is usually possible to make an appointment for Monday, place or pick up orders, but please call in advance. Regular hours Tues -Sat. 9-4.
The nursery location is 6.5 miles north of North Plains, 20 miles west of Portland
Proud members of the American Bamboo Society since 1980
Cold-sensitive Clumping Bamboo
Summary of Bamboo Products (not live plants)
Photo tour of Bamboo Garden
and shoot harvesting
History and vision of Bamboo Garden
Freight Shipping Tall Bamboo
Bamboo Garden Gift Certificate
click on photo for larger image and tour of Bamboo Garden
This view is Boreal Silex 7 – Scarpe sportive sportive unisex, Unisex adulto, 14613 Silex, multicolore, 7 - 628895a 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 Some more of our customer favorites below...
(clumping) Boreal Silex 7 – Scarpe sportive sportive unisex, Unisex adulto, 14613 Silex, multicolore, 7 - 628895a
Shangri La project in Vancouver BC
Click on photo for larger images
Tall Phyllostachys vivax at Bamboo Garden, wrapped and ready to ship...
...to the job site, planted along the main stair way and courtyard.
We are available for consultation and presentations.
There is no fee for presentations to most groups.
For on-site consultation for bamboo installations or problems, please contact us for rates.
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!
It is not necessary to schedule an appointment during our regular hours, but if you have a large project that you would like to discuss, you can call to make an appointment.
Bamboo Canes (cut bamboo)
We now supply dried and fresh cut bamboo canes, locally grown and harvested at Bamboo Garden.
Click on link or photo for more information.
New generation of Seedlings!
Fargesia nitida CLUMPING BAMBOO
Great choice for a cold hardy, non-invasive bamboo. Shade loving plant.
Map designed by Charissa Brock
Photo copyright: Noah Bell, Bamboo Garden
New Moso Shoots, April 4th
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
Useful Links to other websites:
news updated March 28, 2018
If you love bamboo you owe it to yourself to join
The American Bamboo Society
ABS 2009 Conference
ABS 2010 Conference
Bamboo nursery and good friend, Dave Crabtree,
from coastal Oregon.
They also do bamboo installations, removal, etc.
Bamboo and Beyond
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LCB licensed bamboo specialty landscaping, installation, and removal by friend and coworker Dain Sansome
Bamboo sculpture by local artist and co-worker,
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Bamboo Research grove:
Our friends Galyn and Rosemary
a Southern Oregon bamboo nursery
Bello BAMBOO Company
dedication to the promotion and utilization of Bamboo in AU and around the world
Arbor Day Foundation hardiness zone
Check your USDA hardiness zone
CO2 Bambu addresses need for housing and schools in Haiti
Interesting catalog of
bamboo seeds in Thailand
Bamboo of the Americas
Saving American Bamboo
For our Canadian friends we recommend
Landscaping by friend Nick Erickson
with Japanese Influence
by Nancy Moore Bess
The informative website of
Dr. Chris Stapleton, bamboo taxonomist
...Your home of zonal denial...
Hardy palms and tropicals
The place we get most of our non-bamboo plants.
Tomita Designs: innovative bamboo products and interior design in Portland, Oregon
More Bamboo Links
a new book by Daphne Lewis for farming bamboo, but very much more. It has the most complete descriptions of many of the more important Phyllostachys.
Hardy Bamboos: Taming the Dragon
By Paul Whittaker $30
Bamboo articles, photos, and much more information:
Classes and events at Bamboo Garden
click link to see current events
Ned on Gardentime TV Noah on Gardentime TV
article in Oregonian:
Bamboo Garden Nursery's Ned Jaquith remembered for his knowledge and generosity
Gardening by the Yard with Paul James, HGTV
A visit By Jim McCausland, Sunset Magazine
Bamboo Garden on Better.tv
When Bamboo Flowers
article by Ned Jaquith
The Beauty of Bamboo
article by Ned Jaquith
Comparing different 'Jiuzhaigou' forms
article by Noah Bell
Article about Clumping Bamboo for Nursery Management Magazine. Author, Susanne Lucas
A tribute to Bamboo Garden
(also lots of good info about bamboo care)
Bamboo Society Glossary and FAQs
Bamboo Mites & Other Pests
How to Transport Tall Bamboo
General questions and answers from our customers.
Lots of good information about growing bamboo!
Photos of Bamboo in Landscapes
get some good ideas about using bamboo in the landscape
Photo tour of Bamboo Garden
a photo illustrated guide to using the rhizome barrier, root pruning, and other control methods
Bamboo Pictures and Descriptions: 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 Cold-sensitive Clumping Bamboo
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 Hardiness list
Our most cold hardy bamboo 0
Methods to Control Spreading Bamboo Bamboo Rhizome Barrier Landscape Use 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