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About The Farm

Wild Bird Bamboo Farm in Friday Harbor Washington

Wild Bird Bamboo Farm in Friday Harbor Washington

Wild Bird Bamboo Farm was established in 2002 on San Juan Island, in Washington State.  Located about 100 miles north of Seattle, San Juan Island is accessible by ferry from Anacortes, Washington or by air from Seattle. San Juan Island is one of many islands known as the San Juan Archipelago.

Situated on 5 acres, the farm has evolved into a lovely, peaceful place to wander and view a variety of bamboos and ornamental grasses.  We are located 6 miles from Friday Harbor in the middle of San Juan Island.

We have created extensive show beds along our pond’s edge, stone terraces along the forest’s edge and close to the entrance to the farm.  Our goal is to create a unique environment for growing and showing bamboos in a local Northwest setting.

The unique setting of our farm is enhanced by arched cedar bridges crossing the pond, connecting to more bamboo displays near the vegetable and flower gardens.

Today we have over 30 species of bamboo in propagation.  We have a significant supply of larger and middle size temperate bamboos available, as well as a growing supply of cold hardy clumpers.

Many of our plants are in larger size pots (10, 15, 20, and 25 gallons) in an effort to supply a good root stock for the plant.

Below is an example of the many show beds on the farm, highlighted with native rock from the San Juan Islands.

One of the many show beds on the farm, highlighted with native rock from the San Juan Islands.

Wild Bird Bamboo Farm provides a unique setting in the San Juan Islands for islanders and visitors alike to view bamboo incorporated into the natural beauty and landscape of the Pacific Northwest.

The farm is open to the public by appointment only.