Texas Bamboo Society News

25th Annual Texas Bamboo Festival
Sept. 15-16, 2018

Click here for festival form

For booth space please contact festival coordinator Carole Meckes.

The Texas Bamboo Society usually meets on the third Saturday of the month. We meet in the Taniguchi Japanese Garden at Zilker Botanical Garden and do some maintenance work in the bamboo groves. A tranquil way to spend a Saturday morning. 

The next scheduled meeting date is Saturday, April 21st, 2018 - 9:30am - Noon (weather permitting) at Chambers Bamboo Farm in Buckholts, TX. Bring a saw, loppers, hand clippers, gloves, and bungies or cord if you would like to take some bamboo poles home with you in exchange for your labor. Members and non-members are welcome. Membership form.

Welcome New Members
Troy Eckard, Allen, Texas
Pace McBryde, Austin, Texas
Delray Meintz, Booneville, AR
Eric Richter, Natalia, Texas
Welcome Renewing Members
Bill Cornelius, Round Rock, Texas
Dale Parish, Orange, Texas
Bryan Swinney, Oklahoma City, Ok
Join the American Bamboo Society and the Texas Bamboo Society Chapter -

April 21, 2018 Field Trip to the Chambers Bamboo Farm!
On the 3rd Saturday of April (instead of our normal grove grooming at Zilker) a field trip is being planned to visit the Chambers Bamboo Farm in Buckholts, Texas.  The bamboos should be shooting by then and you will be able to learn how to recognize and identify bamboos by observing their "culm sheaths".  

RSVP  if you are thinking about attending so we can get an estimated head count and for directions.  Please bring lawn chairs, a potluck dish or dessert and some dirt if you want to dig a plant.

Starlight Social April 12
Zilker Botanical Garden Conservancy invites you to the Starlight Social 2018
Tour the garden by twilight, Groove to blues band Tomar and the FCs, Sample signature cocktails, local craft beer, and wine, Savor gourmet bites, Indulge at our dessert and coffee bar, Get lucky at the live auction, Celebrate Ed Parken, our stellar visionary

6:30 to 9:30 p.m. • Rain or Shine
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Road
Complementary Valet Parking
Tickets $100

Job Opportunity at Gift Shop at Zilker Botanical Garden
Part time job opening at the gift shop.  $11 per hour.  Ideally they are looking for someone available Friday, Saturday and Sunday - but if you are interested and can't do those hours - give them a call 512-477-8672.