Skip to content
Happy World Bamboo Day - 18 September 2019!

Happy World Bamboo Day - 18 September 2019!

World Bamboo Day is a day of celebration to increase the awareness of bamboo globally. 


The day aims to increase awareness of bamboo throughout the world and is an important day to celebrate the many and varied benefits that growing, processing and using bamboo bring to the millions of people involved with it. 

The inaugural World Bamboo Day was held during the World Bamboo Congress, initiated and organized by the World Bamboo Organization in Thailand in 2009, and has been celebrated on 18th September ever since. Many people have events in different parts of the world to celebrate, and you can learn more about them and contribute your own, on the World Bamboo Day website.

To celebrate WORLD BAMBOO DAY we are gifting you the eBook "Bamboo for You" by Kaye Wood, the founder of Byron Bay Bamboo for only $4.99. Simply enter WORLDBAMBOO at checkout!

DOWNLOAD YOUR $4.99 eBOOK HERE before end of September - that's $10 off the normal price - don't forget to use the code WORLDBAMBOO at checkout.

Previous article We are headed to Queensland Garden Expo this year 9-11 July 2021
Next article Planting & Caring for Clumping Bamboo

Leave a comment

Comments must be approved before appearing

* Required fields


Planting Advice

How many bamboos will I need?

In residential areas, it is typical to space plants 80cm - 1.5m apart. Adjacent to a colourbond fence, the recommendation is to plant one at each post and one in between, which results in a 1.2m gap between plants.

How do I prune and maintain bamboo plants?

Pruning and maintenance are essential for keeping bamboo healthy and attractive in the garden... but it's not as often or time consuming as you'd think! Typically bamboo only really needs to be pruned once or twice a year. To prune and maintain your bamboo, just cut the culm (pole/shoot) at the height you want. That bamboo culm then grows no taller than the height you pruned. You can also remove older culms, and conduct routine maintenance tasks like fertilising, watering, and pest control for optimal health and appearance. For more tips you can head to our Garden Coach page.

Does bamboo grow out of control?

Our lovely clumping bamboo plants have shallow roots, with NON-invasive rootballs that grow in a neat circular footprint. They actually have fine fibrous grass-like roots that are much safer than most palms and trees! Similar to a ginger plant you eat. For added peace of mind, consider installing a root barrier. Explore our Garden Coach section for an informative article on bamboo care and containment methods.


Want to be on our list for the latest updates, sales and gardening advice for bamboo? Drop your details below.