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Many bamboo species and varieties have been acquired during recent years. They were planted mainly in two gardens: Baan Sammi Bamboo Garden, and Boonthammee Bamboo Garden. Both locations are not too far from the city of Chiang Mai in northern Thailand. Visitors are welcome! Both gardens can be visited by appointment.

List of Bamboos

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Find all species and varieties kept in cultivation in:
► List of Bamboos at Baan Sammi Bamboo Garden and Boonthammee Bamboo Garden, Chiang Mai, Thailand, Apr. 2018

Get more Information about most of the species and varieties of the aforementioned list in:
► Bamboos of Thailand.

Photos of most of the species and varieties can be seen in numerous flickr albums:
► Bamboos of Thailand • Albums
Each album deals with a single bamboo species/variety. The albums are arranged alphabetically by botanical name.

And here you get some impressions of
► Baan Sammi Bamboo Garden

For other information please see the earlier posts below.

Bamboos Available for Sale / Exchange

All the bamboos listed belong to a private collection planted on the grounds of Baan Sammi Nature Resort and Bamboo Garden, and on the nursery land of Boonthammee Bamboo Garden. All bamboos are due for propagation and will be offered usually for purchase but also for exchange/swap.

If you wish to purchase living bamboo plants or bamboo seeds, please,
email Khun Thammarat, and read about his bamboo nursery.
Bamboos (plants, seeds) will be delivered nationwide and internationally.

If you are interested in bamboo exchange (plants, seeds), please,
contact Khun Dieter (contact form on top, right column).
Wherever you are located, in Thailand or abroad, we can find ways to exchange living bamboo plants (divisions, cuttings) as well as bamboo seeds. I am searching for specific bamboos grown wild or cultivated in the USA, Central America, tropical South America, Europe, tropical Africa, Madagascar, southern Asia throughout and the Pacific, and Australia. Especially, I am still looking for cer…

Location of Baan Sammi

Postal Address
Baan Sammi, 79 M. 6, Ban Pa Yang Poi, T. Pa Lan, A. Doi Saket, Chiang Mai, 50220, Thailand
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Direction
About 10 miles northeast of town (Chiang Mai). Route Map 1 to Baan Sammi, Route Map 2.

Geographical Co-Ordinates
Latitude 18.835668 North, Longitude 99.107752 East, Altitude approx. 305 m above sea-level.

Google Map
Location of Baan Sammi, Area of Chiang Mai.


Romanization of Thai Script

Thai script will be transcribed following the Royal Thai General System of Transcription, which is the only generally accepted rule for transcription. Unfortunately, this System is not widely adopted, and if adopted then often not consistently. Therefore, spelling or transcription variants are frequently published, which do not base on a rule other then individual, native-language adaptation of pronunciation of Thai words, and can only lead to confusion.

An example of a widely used transcription variant is the Thai word for bamboo (ไผ่), which is correctly transcribed "phai", and not "pai". The digraph "ph" in words transcribed from Thai indicates an aspirated "p" (and represents the sound of "p" like the name Paul), whereas the digraph "ph" in English words usually derives from Greek φ (and represents the sound of "f" like photograph).

For all Thai geographical names, Thai plant names, and other words in Thai scri…