Bamboos are fascinating for their beauty, elegance and variety of form, not to mention their importance in the symbolism of Far Eastern poetry and art. Garden designers have for a long time recognised the many possibilities offered by this unique plant. Here the reader is offered all the information they need to grow bamboos in garden, on balconies and terraces, in conservatories and even in roof gardens. Fascination with bamboos has led many gardeners to buy them but ignorance of their requirements has often brought frustration and despair. This book aims to correct that situation and offers a major source of detailed reference and inspirational colour pictures.