The Bamboo Garden is located on the campus of Foothill College on a hillside below the Japanese Cultural Center . It contains over 70 varieties of bamboo and covers an area of two acres. Here, the bamboos, many of them not commonly seen in the United States, are being studied for their adaptability to the San Francisco Bay Area climate.
Directions: Interstate 280 to Los Altos Hills. From 280 take the Moody/El Monte turn off and go south on El Monte Road. Enter Foothill Campus at the first entrance. Follow the one-way Perimeter Road around the campus. The parking lots are numbered sequentially. Park in Lot 6 and purchase a $3 day- use permit. The parking machines accept credit/debit cards and cash, but do not give change (if they are active) (They were NOT working recently). Walk onto campus in the opposite direction from Perimeter Road and past Building 7400, and you will see the bamboo garden below, with the Japanese Cultural Center (Building 6600) on the hill above it.
Attendance: Attendance is free and is open to all SCVWS members.