Where at Kew
Kew has a long history of interest in the botany of bamboos and in their cultivation. The Bamboo Garden was created in 1891, to display hardy bamboos. Today it houses an extensive collection, giving visitors a unique insight into the range of species that can be grown in a temperate climate.
Tropical species, such as the 25 m tall Gigantochloa verticillata, thrive in the hot damp conditions of the Palm House.
Botanists in Kew's Herbarium study bamboos from throughout the world.