Bamboo in route from PA to SC

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Bamboo in route from PA to SC

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From Central PA to Edisto, South Carolina vacation. I will be driving to Edisto beach area in June and was wondering if there are any bamboo sites I should stop by and check out in route or close by. Or any places to buy bamboo that I should check out. I have caught the boo fever and need to see more and get some more varieties to grow at home. Any help/Ideas or must sees please let me know. During the drive I would rather not go more than an hour or so off track and no more than two to three hours from Edisto.
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Would you be passing close to Anderson, SC? If so you could check out the Moso at Silverbrook Cemetery.
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I thought about swinging over that way but I will be heading down I-95 so it would be about 2 hours out of the way. If it is worth seeing it may be worth the trip. Is the Anderson worth a 2 hour or more detour?

I also found Bamboo Farm & Coastal Gardens http://www.ugaextension.com/bamboo/AboutUs.html it is about 2 hours from my destination I think will be worth the drive especially since it is near the destination and will not extend the time of the drive down or home.
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I confess ignorance about proximity but perhaps Mid-Atlantic Bamboo in Crewe VA and isn't the SEC Chapter's annual bamboo event in NC in June?
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zxylene,

I vote for Bamboo Farm and Coastal gardens. I enjoyed my visit there very much. While you are there make sure you see their Ph. vivax 'Aureocaulis' grove. It contains green, Huangwenzhu, Huangwenzhu Inversa, and aureocaulis.

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Disregard the SEC event I mentioned, it is in July in Ashville, NC.
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I know of a few in NJ but your direct route goes nowhere near them.

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There's a big grove of Moso (mixed with Robert Young) at the National Arboretum in DC, at the bottom of Asian Hill. There is a small amount of black bamboo and some other by the Penjing exhibit next to the main building. Those are my 2 favorite spots at the Arboretum, as well. Using 295, it's right on the way if you're using 95.
Mid-Atlantic Bamboo is worth a visit, IMHO. Call in advance and allow a couple of hours for a tour.
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