The 19th Annual Texas Bamboo Festival will be held on Saturday and Sunday, September 24-25, 2011 at the Oak Grove at Zilker Botanical Gardens, Austin, TX.


The 17th Annual Texas Bamboo Festival was held at Zilker Botanical Garden, Austin, TX on Saturday and Sunday, August 22 - 23, 2009.


Here are some pictures from the 2009 festival: ********************************************************************************************** 2009 Presentations: Festival Schedule Times

  • "Bamboo Landscape Design and Management" - Presentation by Ian Connor, Landscape Designer Specializing in Ornamental and Rare Forms of Bamboo - Ian is from Portland, Oregon - See his catalog of bamboo species that he works with at

  • "Light Requirements of Bamboo" - Presentation by Harry Simmons - Harry studied Tropical Horticulture at Kasetsart University in Bangkok, Thailand. His thesis focused on evaluating horticultural quality and light requirements of 7 genera and 20 species of bamboo.

  • "Bamboo Applications & Species Selection: Getting It Right!" Presentation by Jinji Willingham, Bamboo Logic - For Landscape Architects & Designers, Interior Designers, Realtors, Urban Planners, Commercial Developers As Well As Residential and Commercial Property Owners - Discussion covering the growth habits of clumping bamboos and species selection for commercial and residential properties, urban vs. rural properties, above-ground containers, and living fences. Will also address how to access the right circumstances for establishing a leptomorphic bamboo.

  • "Bamboo 101" Presentation by Jinji Willingham Bamboo Logic

  • "Bamboo in the Landscape" Presentation by Judith Bussey

  • Bamboo Hoop Workshop and Demonstration - by Carole Meckes

Bamboo Gazebo at the 17th Annual Texas Bamboo Festival
Bamboo Gazebo at the 17th Annual Texas Bamboo Festival
Bamboo Plants for sale at the 17th Annual Texas Bamboo Festival
Bamboo Plants for sale at the 17th Annual Texas Bamboo Festival
Bamboo Plant Vendors: Bamboo Craft Vendors:
  • Bamboo Branch - Bamboo Beads, Buttons & Jewelry, Poles, & Pieces
  • Bamboo Logic - Bamboo Fencing, Living Fences, Teahouses, Steel Containers
  • Bamboo's Planet - Gazebos, Umbrellas, and Cabins out of Bamboo and Timber
  • Harjo Flutes - Native American Flutes & Jewelry - beadwork - leatherwork email
  • - Hand-Made Bamboo Crafts from Mt. Fuji, Japan
  • Spirit Mama - Spun Bamboo Clothing - 50% off sale at Bamboo Festival
  • Waterstones - vases created from stone with bamboo accents  - email

  • K Z Drink Stand

Bamboo Festival Sponsors:
The Annual Texas Bamboo Festival is the annual fund raiser for the Texas Bamboo Society Chapter of the American Bamboo Society, a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization. Proceeds are used to provide research, information, education, assistance to public bamboo gardens, support for bamboo artists, and to bring new varieties to the multi-state region represented by the Texas Bamboo Society.

The 17th Annual Texas Bamboo Festival is sponsored by the
Texas Bamboo Society