We had the pleasure of visiting Mike Bell last May and seeing his bamboo collection which he maintains on a dedicated site. He is the President Emeritus of The European Bamboo Society (EBS Great Britain) and regarded as the top most expert when it comes to growing and cultivating bamboo in the UK.
Here are just some of the photos we took during our visit. There will be some that I don't have a label for as I've forgotten what they were but most will have, but bamboo aficionados might be able to ID them just by looking :)
|Phyllostachys aureosulcata 'Harbin'|
|Phyllostachys aureosulcata 'Harbin Inversa'|
|Mike Bell showing us his specimen of Borinda lushuiensis (Yunnan 4) which was severely cut back from last winter|
|Borinda (Yunnan 3B)|