25th Annual Texas Bamboo Festival - Sept. 15-16, 2018
Zilker Botanical Garden, Austin, Texas
Tea House at the Taniguchi Japanese Garden, Zilker Botanical Garden, Austin, Texas
Tea House at the Taniguchi Japanese Garden, Zilker Botanical Garden, Austin, Texas

Saturday, April 28, 2018 - Bamboo Bend Bamboo Dig  (Rain Date May 5)

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.   Light refreshments will be available.

6628 Ruxton Lane, Austin, TX.  This is at a house, in a residential area.

For more info call Steve or Anne -  512-301-2929 or email gardentex@hotmail.com

Bring reciprocating saws, sharp spades/shovels, loppers, pruning shears, pruning saws, gloves, etc.  Several slammers will be available for use on site.

Please bring bags of topsoil/garden soil to fill in the holes from what you dig.

No pets or chain saws.

Bring your own pots or plastic bags to put plants in. I have lots of small (1-3 gal. pots) for sale cheap.

All plants will need protection from wind for your trip home. Bring something to wrap around the canes to transport them, such as bed sheets or Saran Wrap

There is no charge to TBS Members for the plants you dig. Nonmembers can join TBS or pay for plants dug.

Plants available to dig yourself

Bambusa chungii - limited amount, has winter damage*

Bambusa Clone X - limited amount, has winter damage

Bambusa eutuldoides Viridivittata - limited amount, has winter damage

Bambusa multiplex*

Bambusa multiplex Alphonse Karr*

Bambusa multiplex Goldstripe*

Bambusa oldhamii - limited amount, has winter damage

Bambusa pervariabilis Viridistriatus - limited amount, has winter damage

Bambusa textilis* - limited amount

Bambusa textilis albostriata*

Phyllostachys edulis - Moso from Avery Island*

Phyllostachys nigra ‘Hale’*

Pleioblastus chino ‘Vaginatus Variegatus’

Semiarundinaria fastuosa  Temple Bamboo

*These are mature plants, so they are tall and have large rhizomes/root balls


May 5, 2018 - Field Trip to the Chamber's Bamboo Farm

A field trip is being planned to visit the Chamber's Bamboo Farm in Buckholts, Texas. There many different varieties of bamboos growing at the Chamber's Bamboo Farm and they all should be sending up new shoots in April and early May and you will have an opportunity to learn how to recognize and identify bamboos by observing their "culm sheaths".

Please RSVP by email or sign up at the Facebook Event Page if you are attending so we can get an head count and for directions. Please bring lawn chairs, a potluck dish or dessert and some dirt if you want to dig a plant. Primitive camping in the bamboo grove is available for any who want to come early and/or stay late.


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Entry Gate to the Taniguchi Japanese Garden, Zilker Botanical Garden, Austin, Texas
Entry Gate to the Taniguchi Japanese Garden