History of Carolina Bamboo Garden

I came to the world of bamboos because I was attracted to it starting from my early childhood. Way back then, as a youngster, whenever we take a trip to Baguio, all along the highways are scenery, rice lands with backdrop of bamboo. I love the delicate lace-like silhouette of bamboo leaves and I am thrilled at the musical sound I hear.

In the year 1998, my mother decided to give me a 5-hectare lot from her land holdings in Antipolo City. I developed the area to show her that I appreciated her gift. Since there were 4 of us children and we were asked to choose which area we will get, I invited my friend, Mr. Mody Manglicmot, who is a well-known landscaper, gardener, bonsai king, to help me. He chose the area near the creek and that was it.

Having visited bambusetum in Baguio and learning so much about bamboos, the idea of bringing this information through a bamboo garden, closer to the thickly populated Metropolitan Manila, started the development of the area into Carolina Bamboo Garden.

Through the assistance of the Ecosystem Research and Development Bureau in Los Baños, Laguna, a bambusetum came about.

~ Mrs. Carolina Gozon Jimenez

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