16 January 2012

Spring Garden and Art Festival

Banana Grove

See you at the Spring Festival
March 24, 2012
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM 

UGA Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens at the 
Historic Bamboo Farm

Strawberry Field
Families looking for a family friendly outdoor activity this spring should plan to visit the UGA Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens at the Historic Bamboo Farm's Spring Garden and Art Festival. 

 Camellia octopetala
Sponsored by the Friends of Coastal Gardens, this fund­raising event includes educational lectures, activities for children, plant vendors, arts and crafts vendors, and demonstrations. Admission to the festival is free but there will be a $2 charge for parking. Some activities are free while others have a small charge.


Visitors to the 50­ acre Bamboo Farm will experience one of Savannah’s hidden treasures. Display gardens, bamboo groves, pick your own strawberries and blackberries in season, places to picnic and to walk are to be found in this historic site. Nationally known for the bamboo collection and palm collection, the farm is now developing an extensive camellia garden with the help of the Southeast Camellia Society. More than 550 items -- from yard rakes and flutes to medicine containers and pigeon whistles, all made from bamboo – are on display at the new Bamboo Artifact Museum.

Banana Flowers
Begun in 1918 as a USDA plant introduction station, the 
Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens at the Historic Bamboo Farm is today a part of the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension with the mission to provide education, public outreach and applied research in horticulture and environmental sciences. The Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens is located at the intersection of U. S. 17 South, going toward Richmond Hill, and Canebrake Road. The entrance is a quarter mile south of Walmart and a mile north of the Ogeechee River Bridge

Each stalk produces one huge flower cluster and then dies. 
New stalks then grow from the rhizome.

Great spring weather grows cash for bamboo farm
Posted: March 21, 2010 
Savannah Morning News

Tom Barton: Home again: 
Bamboo Farm reclaims part of its past from Smithsonian
Posted: March 15, 2012 
Savannah Morning News

Bamboo for Gardens Timber Press Pocket Guide to Bamboos (Timber Press Pocket Guides) Banana: The Fate of the Fruit That Changed the World

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