You can’t imagine how much there is to know about this incredible plant and its multitude of virtues and uses. After two days of learning about it and working with it we are absolutely besotted by it. Strong, durable, beautiful, functional and sustainable – this crop promises to be the product and building material of the future – and china is running out of it so start growing it now!

Apart form the great garden gazebo, we made oil containers, spoons, earrings, shakers and a range of other household items but we learned the possibilities are endless and only limited by your imagination. What a magnificent material bamboo is to work with.

We started with the workshop and theory and then we were straight into it. Two teams built an awesome gazebo and in between enjoyed delicious vegetarian delights from the garden, great company, sunshine and even a swim.

The menu included vegetable and cashew curry with wild rice, thai coconut and mushroom soup, nettle soup, exotic salads, home made cakes, and many special treats.

What a magnificent workshop learning, laughing, loving, gorgeous people, beautiful place, perfect weather, an experience that will last a lifetime!

Thanks to everyone who made it happen – Mittul and Munir our presenters; Nick the chef and his kitchen hand Rhydian, Julie the extrordinaire wonder women, Lauren our graphic designer; Wolfgang and the Bandusia team and all the participants who created a beautiful garden gazebo with a little bit of each of you in it and who will be thought of every time we use it.


Good news for those that couldn’t make it – yes we are planning another – just for you! In the mean time check out the pics and see what you can look forward to and watch this website.

Here are some images from the event – click on the image to progress through the slideshow.

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