Ned’s Bash 2017!

A Fundraiser for the Ned Jaquith Foundation to


Potluck, BBQ, Campout and Festival ! 

July 29 -30th – A Bamboo Weekend at Bamboo Garden

(18900 NW Collins Road North Plains OR 97133)

and Hoyt Arboretum (4000 SW Fairview Blvd., Portland OR 97221).

Let us know you are coming!


Circle Saturday July 29 on your Calendar!

This is the date of Ned’s Bash, a twenty-four-hour event celebrating Ned Jaquith’s contribution to all things bamboo. This family-fun day starts around 10am with workshops, continuing into the evening with a silent auction, a potluck dinner and live auction, then an optional overnight with a campout! Pitch your tent in the bamboo groves and enjoy singing around the campfire. Campers set up tents at 3 pm in or around their favorite bamboo grove. We will have a campfire after the potluck and events; bring your musical instruments. Campers must leave the Bamboo Garden by 10 am Sunday, July 30th.  Remember to “pack it out.”

This is a waste-free event!  Help us help our planet. 

We are adding kid-friendly activities to the day, beginning at 10am, such as making bamboo brooms, painting bamboo for display (and to take home), panda masks, a fun-run and GIANT Bubbles. Workshops include: Bamboo Brooms, Bamboo Paper Making, Smiling Garden Art.

2:30 – 7:00 pm – Silent Auction. Ned was a great collector of all things bamboo. We will have some of them plus art, books, photography and other items donated by friends of the Foundation.

5:00 pmThe Potluck. We will have all kinds of fresh food, cake and lemonade. Bring your own additional favorites to put on the grill, beverages and a side dish. Please bring a dish to share! 

6:00 pm Special Guest Presentation  - Bamboo Bicycles 





7:00 pmLive Bamboo Auction. Here is a chance to bid on some rare bamboo cultivars which originated at the Bamboo Garden. This is Ned’s special contribution to horticulture.


Kikko-chiku Moso donated in 2016 by Stanley Andresen!

Ned’s Bash is our annual fund raiser with proceeds supporting bamboo research. There will be a ceremonial burning of the bamboo culms from the “Spirit Walk” last year and a chance to start again with new wishes, prayers and messages on fresh bamboo culms.

There is no fee for the potluck or campout, but donations to the Ned Jaquith Foundation are greatly appreciated. The Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization. Donations are tax deductible as allowed by the tax codes.

Let us know you are coming!  PLEASE REGISTER HERE. 


 This is just the first day of a Bamboo Weekend:  Sunday, July 30 is the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the American Bamboo Society’s Portland Bamboo Festival from 10 am to 3 pm at the Steven’s Pavilion, Hoyt Arboretum <Address 4000 Fairview Drive, Portland 97221>. Vendors with plants, books, jewelry, bamboo arts and crafts will be present. The event is capped with an auction of live bamboo plants.

This event is a lot of fun. We hope you can join us this last weekend in July. However, if you can’t be with us in person, we’d greatly appreciate a donation in honor of Ned. It’s easy = click here.  Thank you.