A little history of Bamboo Garden... Our bamboo vision:
 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 generous with his knowledge and desire to share with others. He had 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, under the guidance of Noah Bell and Ned's wife Nancy Oberschmidt, 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. He is currently the President of the PNW Chapter of the American Bamboo Society. His bamboo photos and articles have been published by the ABS and German Bamboo Society (EBS), Paul Whitaker's book: Practical Bamboos, as well as Bamboo by Susanne Lucas. He built our website as a bamboo resource while working closely with Ned. 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.
     Now with 18 people on our unique team, we take pride in what we do and strive to produce the best plants and the best service in our market. We are fortunate to have Charissa Brock, Anna Foleen, Megan Abben, Sarina Stout Casey Balza, Matt Getchell, and Jacob Cassens as our bamboo consultants along with sales, marketing, and design staff.  Reveriano Ramirez, Teresa Lopez, and extended family have been contributing their expertise to bamboo propagation, irrigation, and field work, for over 10 years now and are the backbone of Bamboo Garden.

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.
continue reading growth of a bamboo nursery time line...

Bamboo Garden, our 20 Acre Nursery
(for photo tour: click on link or picture)


Collection of people's short stories and memories of
Ned Jaquith
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Noah created this booklet as a tribute to Ned, founder of Bamboo Garden, and great friend and mentor to many people.  Ned's contributions to bamboo horticulture were recognized by the ABS as he was granted the rare honor of a lifetime membership award. There are some interesting and humorous stories shared here, and it's worth a read.  You can buy a hard copy of the book as a tax deductible donation to the Ned Jaquith Foundation.  (contact us at the nursery). 
 
 


Follow this link to read an article about Ned published by the Home and Garden section of the Oregonian:

Bamboo Garden Nursery's Ned Jaquith remembered for his knowledge and generosity

The Japanese Garden in Portland had an art exhibition in November. They dedicated the show in Ned's memory.  http://japanesegarden.com/events/art/bamboo/

Article in the Hillsboro Argus:
Remembering Ned

 

 

  •  Diversity: vast and varied selection of quality bamboo plants.

  • Instruction: personal service to make the best bamboo choice. Customer satisfaction!

  • Maintenance: long term success in the field and landscape.

  • Community: supporting local organizations, gardens, and people.

  • A plant we believe in: cultivating a sustainable future.

         Bamboo Garden is a specialty bamboo nursery and a bamboo arboretum. We are experts in bamboo horticulture which mainly includes propagation, cultivation, and consultation. Visitors looking to purchase bamboo as well as those seeking information or study, are welcome to tour the acreage. We consider ourselves and our nursery as a center of bamboo knowledge and expertise, and offer the most diverse and complete selection of temperate bamboo species and sizes in the United States. We are committed to maintaining our bamboo collection in order to promote its versatility and beauty, to develop interesting new cultivars of bamboo, and to continue to provide our resource to those who seek it. Bamboo has a multitude of uses in our environment. While offering a striking and ornamental addition to the landscape, bamboo has also has unique potential for anyone who grows and cares for it. On the most basic level, whether it be the occasional cane harvested for a craft project, tender new shoot dug out of the soil for culinary use, or a dense, living privacy screen, bamboo can provide its owner or steward with a renewable source of utility and inspiration. Bamboo has a subtle but profound effect on the way we interact with our daily world. On a larger scale, bamboo has been recognized as a sustainable resource for the economy and the environment, moving forward into an era of more health conscious communities.

        Personal service and customer satisfaction is our specialty. We strive to educate people so that they grow and maintain bamboo effectively, responsibly, and proactively. First and foremost to this goal is for our customers to make the appropriate bamboo selection. Based on careful discussion of the project at hand, we present the best bamboo choices for each customer. We always put our customers needs first in this important process, and take the time to answer all questions thoroughly and accurately. Secondly, we teach growers what to expect from their bamboo in the years to follow. Long term success with bamboo is our goal as much as it should be for each new grower. Effective techniques for maintaining bamboo as the grove or hedge matures, are discussed in detail. We lean on many years of experience to assure that the best bamboo selection is made and hold our service and plants to high standards of quality. We use organically inclined methods of cultivation to produce our bamboo stock.

       We support the American Bamboo Society, the Oregon Association of Nurseries, and the Ned Jaquith Foundation, and The International Plant Propagators Society. We donate bamboo to support local schools and garden clubs in our community, as well as the Lan Su Chinese Garden, and the Portland Japanese Garden for their annual plant sales or display gardens. With respect to the late founder of Bamboo Garden, Ned Jaquith, we invite and welcome all, and hope to inspire visitors of our nursery and website; enter and explore the fascinating world of bamboo!

    Thank you,
     Noah Bell and Bamboo Garden staff




Ned Jaquith Foundation
A non-profit 501(c)(3) started by friends and family of Ned and the American bamboo Society. NJF is dedicated to supporting bamboo horticulture; research, knowledge, propagation, and art.

 

Forward by Author, Ted Jordan Meredith

Bamboo Garden is very special. Founded in 1984, Bamboo Garden has a diverse collection of more than 300 bamboo species and forms on 20 pastoral acres near North Plains, Oregon. Here, mature bamboo groves are cast in a beautiful natural setting of rolling hills, ponds, mountain stream, and wooded backdrop. Customers of the nursery are offered golf cart tours of the extensive grounds.

Europe has a number of splendid bamboo gardens, and a few very famous ones that are connected with a bamboo nursery, where one can see many species of bamboo in mature natural groves and then have the opportunity to purchase the same bamboos for one’s own garden. America now has an equivalent in the Bamboo Garden.

Owner Ned Jaquith, an ardent bamboo enthusiast, has introduced countless people to the world of bamboo and served as a mentor to countless more---myself included. Nothing seems to please Ned more than introducing another person to bamboo. His welcoming enthusiasm carries through to the Bamboo Garden’s knowledgeable staff, who are adept at discussing bamboos with experts and novices alike. Nursery manager Noah Bell oversees the entire operation, including nursery, office, and sales. Maintenance foreman Reveriano Ramirez directs the labor force, bamboo propagation, and care. Bamboo Garden is an impressive operation with many fine people in key roles working to make it so.

Like Bamboo Garden, the Bamboo Garden catalog is something special too. The bamboos are beautifully photographed and described (Ned and Noah took most of the photos themselves), with clear illustrations that show how to maintain bamboo (credit to Charissa Brock for illustrations and layout design). It is not only a catalog of bamboo, but an informative guide as well. For anyone interested in bamboo, neither the Bamboo Garden nor the Bamboo Garden catalog are to be missed.

Ted Jordan Meredith, author:
Bamboo for Gardens
Timber Press Pocket Guide to Bamboos
The Complete Book of Garlic: A Guide for Gardeners, Growers, and Serious Cooks


Growth of a Bamboo Nursery

~ Time-line ~
 

1976
Ned moved to Portland, OR from southern California, bringing with him a division of bamboo. Not knowing it was a tropical type, it perished over the first winter.
 

1980
Ned Jaquith began his life long interest in bamboo at a plant sale in Pasedena, CA by the Friends of Huntington Garden, meeting then president of the newly formed American Bamboo Society, Richard Haubrich. Ned joined the ABS and brought several types of bamboo with him back to Oregon.



1981-83

Through trial and error and with advise from friends in the ABS, Ned discovered which new bamboos thrive in the cool PNW, while driving nearly 1000 miles to attend annual ABS meetings in San Diego. Suddenly captivated by the subject, Ned read and collected every book he could find about bamboo. Ned and bamboo friend Daphne Lewis formed the new PNW chapter of the ABS and held their first meeting in Tacoma, WA. Daphne became the first chapter president and Ned the first vise president. Many bamboos found their way into Ned and Nancy's back yard in SE Portland.
 

1984
Ned Jaquith founded the business Bamboo Garden, based our namesake on the book “The Bamboo Garden” by A.B. Freeman-Mitford, 1896. He rented a two acre lot and old green house to grow bamboo starts in Milwaukie, OR, and began selling them at local garden club meetings, or to whoever was interested. People thought he was a little nuts, but that certainly didn’t deter his enthusiasm. Ned was elected to serve on the Board of Directors for the ABS and attended the 1st International Bamboo Conference in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. He met many new bamboo growers and important bamboo nurserymen, such as Wolfgang Eberts, of Bambus Centrum in Germany and Yves Corset of the famous 100+ year old garden and bamboo nursery: La Bambouseraie in southern France.
 

1985-1993
Propelled by newfound inspiration, Ned spent many long days, weeks, and years collecting, planting, and propagating bamboo, giving talks around the Portland area, and gradually developing the fledgling bamboo business. He made connections with others in the horticultural industry and the Bamboo Society. The groves matured in the Milwaukie, OR location, hidden behind Mary Jean's Flower Shop. New species and cultivars of bamboo were introduced. Ned and his circle of friends and partners, Rick Valley and Jed Doty, among others, became the local beacon of bamboo knowledge. The American Bamboo Society grew in membership and enthusiasm, forming several new chapters across the US.
 

1994
Ned Jaquith and many other new bamboo growers attended the first PNW Bamboo Agroforestry Workshop organized by Gib Cooper in Gold Beach, OR. With participation from over 100 attendees, the concept of using bamboo as an agroforestry crop as well as a nursery product was further conceptualized. Bamboo farming began to gain serious consideration by many people.
 

1995
With dreams of expanding into a true garden/nursery, Ned purchased 16 acres of forested hillside and valley in North Plains, OR, the site of our present nursery. Although it would take nine years before we were able to move the business completely to this site, we began field planting groves after logging sections of the forest. Ned attended the Professional Bamboo Growers Conference and ABS meeting in the American bamboo heartland, Savannah, GA.


1996
By this time, Bamboo Garden had amassed a collection of over 200 different species and cultivars of bamboo, most of them tucked into our small 2 acre rental nursery. Many exciting new species of clumping bamboo were established in our greenhouses. Bamboo gradually gained more popularity in the gardening world as well as American culture. Ned hires young horticulturist, Kerri Flemmons, to help manage the nursery operation.
 

1997
The second PNW Bamboo Agroforestry Workshop is held in Port Townsend, WA. The event has remarkable turn out, fueling the surge in bamboo enthusiasm locally and nationally. Ned Jaquith is considered by many in attendance to be the regional “bamboo guru” and is one of the featured lecturers, speaking about his fascination with bamboo and their mysterious flowering process. Kerri helps refine the system in place and bamboo production and sales increase, while Ned continues to give tours and presentations (as well as take many tours!).


1998
Bamboo Garden became recognized nationally as one of the premier mail order bamboo specialty nurseries, an early rendition of our catalog being featured on Martha Stewart Living. We began to gain notoriety as a wholesale source of quality bamboo, shipping large orders to the east coast and other areas in the spring. Ned hires Reveriano Ramirez to be foreman in the field for bamboo digging, planting, and maintenance.
 

1999
Bamboo Garden launches the first phase of our website and becomes an internet source for bamboo knowledge and photos, attracting a wider range of customers. Bamboo Garden has our first bamboo display at the popular Far West trade show organized by the Oregon Association of Nurseries. Ned hires Teresa Lopez to focus on irrigation and propagation. By this time a large area has been cleared and prepared for bamboo planting at our North Plains acreage, in addition to gravel roads and two ponds created in the valley. Bamboo Garden donates many large specimens of P. edulis Moso for the creation of the beautiful Lan Su Chinese Garden, in Portland.


2000
During one of Ned's tours among bamboo nurseries in England, he meets horticulturist, Ian Connor, who he asks to travel back the the US and work for Bamboo Garden. Ned becomes president of the PNW chapter of the American Bamboo Society. Ned gives a special bamboo presentation at the Far West Show and Bamboo Garden becomes a regular vendor each August. The P. edulis 'Moso' planted at Ned and Nancy's home reaches astonishing height of nearly 40 feet, largest yet recorded in the PNW.
 

2001
Ned travels to Chile with friend, Mike Remmick, in search of hardy clumping bamboos in the genus of Chusquea. Bamboo Garden and the PNW Chapter of the ABS host the annual bamboo conference. Bamboo Garden is one of the primary tour destinations featured in the national event. Ned hires young bamboo enthusiast, Noah Bell, to assist with nursery sales and bamboo propagation. Progress is made at our North Plains location, as the first field plantings begin to mature and construction plans for a state of the art new green house are made. Mail order bamboos increase and our spring sales are the highest yet recorded. Kerri Flemmons creates bamboo landscaping business, Canes Keeper, working in conjunction with Bamboo Garden, while Ian Connor takes over management duties at the nursery.


2002
Bamboo popularity continues to climb as Bamboo Garden introduces new varieties into cultivation. Construction of the facilities at North Plains takes place under Ned's direction, with Bob Landry and sons in charge of assembly. Office and shipping warehouse, new Cravo retractable greenhouse, irrigation piping, and many areas to store containerized bamboo are built from the ground up. Bamboo Garden opens secondary retail location within Cistus Design Nursery on Sauvie Island with plant legend, Sean Hogan.


2003
Moving year is at hand! With new facilities in place, Bamboo Garden begins the long process of digging most of our bamboo from the Milwaukie site and transplanting to the North Plains location. Ned recruits bamboo enthusiast and “super-hauler” Dain Sansome to assist with the massive bamboo migration. Bamboo Garden receives a large wholesale order to supply several thousand ground cover bamboo for the innovative new landscape design at Wellesley College, as a result of our friendship with bamboo specialist and president of the ABS, Susanne Lucas. Ned is awarded honorary lifetime membership by the American Bamboo Society in recognition of his generosity, enthusiasm, and knowledge.


2004
Shaking off the dust from a massively snowy winter (for Portland, OR), we close the nursery in Milwaukie and begin a new era, making the final push to move the whole operation to the 16 acre facility in North Plains. Noah Bell takes over management of the nursery at the new location, while Ian and Kerri pursue other interests. With lots of open space to grow bamboo, Ned plants many new trial species around the hillside and valley of Bamboo Garden. Despite the arduous moving process, spring sales at the new location are excellent and bamboo production increases for the years to follow. We purchase several golf carts to give customer tours and move about the nursery efficiently. We start construction of our second large scale greenhouse, a Jonkman style system, which doubles our total protected space, keeping the new bamboos safe from the winter elements.


2005
Phasing out the retail program with Cistus Design, and finally closing the doors to the old location, we focus all of our energy on developing the new 16 acre site into a full scale nursery. Through careful planing, we are able to remain open year round, which paves the way for a dramatic increase in propagation of bamboo during the long winters, along with full time employment for our core group. With a larger warehouse and shipping bay, we are able to improve our bamboo shipping methods to keep up with the demand. Some of our early bamboo groves reach mature heights and we are able to produce bamboo large enough to fill 100 gallon containers, exceeding 30 feet in height, to be used in commercial landscape projects. Fargesia murielae goes into full flower and Bamboo Garden collects and germinates thousands of seeds. Ned and Noah launch a new phase of website design, using many photographs from our bamboo collection and local landscapes. Our website becomes internationally known as a bamboo information resource.


2006
Bamboo Garden supplies over 30 species of bamboo for the Asia Trail Project; an ambitious design by the Smithsonian for the National Zoo in Washington, DC. The total order fills two and a half, 53 foot semi trucks with bamboo, our largest order to date. The Pandas and Sun bears were undoubtedly very happy. Spring wholesale and retail orders were the highest yet recorded. Dain and wife, Suya, move to Albany to start their own business, Bamboo Valley, but remain employed part time with Bamboo Garden. Ned takes a bamboo tour in Europe, visiting many famous gardens and collectors while Noah maintains the nursery operation. Bamboo Garden supplies 875x 10 gallon Chusquea culeou for the Wayne Morse Courthouse in Eugene OR. A new introduction from Chile, C. culeou breaks ground for commercial landscape design. The ABS national convention is held in Hawaii and Ned takes an exciting bamboo tour with his close friends.
 

2007
Bamboo Garden provides over 200 25 to 30 foot tall Phyllostachys for the Shangri La Project in Vancouver BC. It takes two 53' trailers and a creative loading strategy to safely transport all of our timber bamboo to the jobsite in Canada. The bamboo design is visually stunning, planted along a large metal and glass skyscraper; the tallest new building in BC. Bamboo Garden begins expansion of the upper warehouse and builds a lower barn and kitchen for employees. Clumping bamboo becomes more accepted as a low maintenance alternative to the larger running type bamboos. Fargesia robusta gains recognition as a premier clumping bamboo screen. Noah Bell designs and installs the Sound Barrier Project; a 600 foot bamboo screen to be used to muffle the traffic noise for three residences in Portland. Ned gives a bamboo presentation for the International Plant Propagators Society in Salem, OR. Intense rain in December causes minor flooding in the nursery as the creek breaches its bank. The flow resides leaving behind a large muddy mess, but all things considered, our actual plant losses are minimal.


2008
Ned and several bamboo friends go on an ABS sponsored tour to Ecuador to see giant Guadua Bamboo and experience the local culture. Now with a total staff of 15 people, Bamboo Garden continues to grow and flourish. During the spring rush, customers visit the nursery from nearby Portland, and even from places as far away as Japan. Wholesale spring orders are the highest yet recorded. New shipping techniques and connections enable us to provide nearly any size bamboo to any location in the lower 48 and Canada. Our unique style: quality plants, diversity (including many rare bamboos), and friendly, knowledgeable service keep customers engaged and coming back. Paul James of HGTV, films an episode at Bamboo Garden in which Noah gives a tour of the nursery and talks about interesting bamboos and propagation techniques. With help from bamboo sculptor and friend, Charissa Brock, Bamboo Garden produces a new full color catalog. Author, Ted Meredith, takes many photos of our groves for his new bamboo book, Pocket Guide for Bamboos. The winter would bring more snow than we had seen in a decade, collapsing one of our smaller green houses and shutting down the nursery for several days. Nobody ever said it was going to be easy!

 

2009
Thinning and cleaning up many groves after the major snow storm, Bamboo Garden creates a system for storing, higrading, and selling our home grown bamboo canes. Our groves reach mature size, allowing for a sustainable harvest each summer and winter. Oregon grown “Black Bamboo” and the beautifully mottled 'Bory' become especially sought after. In February we have our first display at the Yard Garden Patio Show in Portland. At the Portland Bamboo Festival, Noah gives a presentation about useful new introductions of clumping type bamboos. Once again, the PNW Chapter of the ABS hosts the bamboo conference in Tacoma, WA. Long time friends and horticultural influences, Mike Bell and Whitney Adams, travel from afar to give presentations at the conference. We provide bamboo for the Altaire Project in the Bay Area; a detailed, bamboo centric plan, featuring over 25 different species with many different colors and textures. This project was a unique design that was installed in three phases from 2008 through 2010, tapping our resources to their full potential. An arctic blast unlike anything we had seen before hovers over the PNW for about 10 days in December, during which many bamboos met their untimely fate.


2010

After a lengthy clean up from the winter, we compile new data of bamboo hardiness and share with the ABS and others. Many Borinda types were top killed. Ken Tomita and team from “Grove” have a photo shoot at Bamboo Garden with models for their new bamboo iphone cases. Bamboo Garden wins an award for our display booth at the Farwest Show, designed by Anna Foleen with cane border constructed by artist, Charissa Brock. Author Paul Whitaker uses Noah's bamboo photos in his new book: Practical Bamboos. Ned and Noah tour to USDA bamboo heartland, Savanah GA for the Fall ABS conference. For over 60 years, the USDA used the property in Savanah for importing new species of bamboo for test trials. Many of the old groves remain there for educational purposes, managed by University of GA.
 

2011
Portland Parks and Recreation horticulturists tour Bamboo Garden and are taught the methods of bamboo pruning and maintenance by Noah and Matt. An idea is further discussed about creating a public bamboo grove in one of Portland's Parks. Noah is a guest on “In the Garden” radio show by local gardening personality, Mike Darcy. Oregon Public Broadcasting films Oregon Field Guide at Bamboo Garden focusing on local grad student, Andrea Melnychenko's research with bamboo bio emissions, while Noah shows the nursery in front of the camera. Ned and Noah give a presentation about Bamboo Flowering, collecting, and sewing seeds at Portland Bamboo Festival. 2011 is an amazing year for bamboo flowering. We observe and record 11 different species producing seed in and around the Portland area. Bamboo Garden ships an entire truck load of bamboo to create a 900 foot bamboo screen for private residence in PA. Ned, Noah, Anna, and many other ABS members tour the 100 year old Moso Groves on Avery Island LA, during the national ABS conference, while under great southern hospitality of Andy Ringle and LA Chapter of the ABS.

 

2012
Ned goes to the World Bamboo Organization conference and gives a presentation about Bamboo Garden for the attendants in Belgium. Traveling with close friends, James Clever, and Susanne Lucas, Ned has a great trip, touring several rare bamboo gardens. Bamboo Garden ships 1000 divisions of clumping bamboo (Fargesia rufa) to a wholesale customer in Quebec. We create a 20 x 20 bamboo display island for the Farwest Show. The show is a great success and we sell all the plants in our booth to a local gardener. As a complete shock to everyone, Ned is diagnosed with cancer in July, and despite the best efforts from local doctors and immense support from friends and family, Ned passes on September 26th. As the business and American Bamboo Society morn the loss of a great contributor to modern bamboo horticulture and close friend to many, we recognize Ned's life achievements and honor his passing. Japanese Garden has art exhibit dedicated to Ned, featuring Charissa Brock's bamboo sculptures. Truly a great organization supporting many families, Ned wanted the business, Bamboo Garden, to continue after his passing. Now with 18 staff members, Bamboo Garden is led by Noah and Ned's wife, Nancy Oberschmidt. Members of the ABS and Bamboo Garden start the non-profit Ned Jaquith Foundation to support further bamboo research and knowledge, while commemorating Ned's legacy.
 

2013
After a long winter, the spring sales are excellent. Bamboo Garden further refines our pallet shipping system, enabling us to send large bamboos to most anywhere in the country with fast turn around time. Bamboo Garden supplies the bamboo for the St. Louis Zoo project, where a bamboo screen over 1,000 feet long is being created. On July 13th we host a memorial for Ned; over 120 people come from all parts of the country and even overseas. The event was a great success and emotional release for many old friends in bamboo. Bringing everyone together to celebrate Ned's life was a perfect way to see him off. The future looks bright for bamboo...

Photo tour of the nursery 2013



aerial photo of Bamboo Garden, 2011

Ned's sunset photo


Ned, Nancy, and Rexie.  SE Portland, early 80's.


Original Bamboo Garden truck, in front of their home and Moso Grove.
(License plate #: BAMBOO ) 


Ned, the bamboo auctioneer at an early ABS meeting. 1980's



Our first office was actually inside the main greenhouse.
When the wind blew hard, the old glass panes would sometimes fall out of the greenhouse roof; run for cover!



Early drawing of the new nursery location



Construction of the new office in North Plains


Our first large scale Greenhouse:


 

 

 

 

Building the Cravo Greenhouse, 2002 through 2003

 


Manuel and Fausto, Bamboo Garden, 2003



Ned, leading a tour of the nursery.
 


One of our specialties: shipping beautiful, tall, timber bamboo.



Map of Bamboo Garden, by Charissa Brock



Spring shipping at it's peak.



Farwest Show, 2012