"This is my first time here, but it won't be my last" Sara, Plymouth


Trebah has an excellent collection of bamboos and they were grouped together in a specially created maze of paths known as the Bamboozle, which zig zags alongside the stream. There are numerous different species and cultivars to be found there; black canes, golden brown canes, yellow canes, green canes – even square canes! One of the most spectacular is the ‘Moso BambooÙ Phyllostachys edulis which has olive-green canes thicker than a manÙs arm and has been known to grow 30cm in just 24 hours. It would be impossible anywhere within the British Isles for such a growth rate to be sustained indefinitely, but specimens at Trebah do regularly reach 10m tall in just one growing season.

The Bamboozle can be seen by following Beach Path

Bamboozle Facts....

  • There are 40 different species and varieties of Bamboo at Trebah
  • They attain their fastest growth rate on warm, cloudy and windless days
  • The thickest cane at Trebah was recorded at 29cm in circumference
  • The emerging shoots have to be protected against the marauding resident squirrel population