Queen Sirikit Botanical Garden, Chaing Mai is a conservation center to protect the Thai flora and to educate and inform the general public about botanical features. Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden, Chaing Mai, Thailand is the first botanical garden of the country established in 1993 as a state enterprise under the Prime Minister's Office. It is mainly recognized as a center of botanical studies and research.
Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden boasts a beautiful landscaped Garden and is one of the major attractions in Chaing Mai, Thailand. It is strategically located 27Km North West of Chaing Mai. It majestically spreads over 960 ha with about 80% land allotted as a watershed and conservation zone. The main stream Mae Sa is filled with water all year around as it gets joined by three other major streams Nawai, Phunsi and Mae Sa Noi. The landscape of the place features verdant plains with interposing mountains.
Queen Sirikit Botanical Garden houses facilities like Training Center, Ornamental Beds, Information Center, Rock Garden, Orchid Nursery, Arboretum, Glasshouse Complex, Herbarium, Natural Science Museum and a Laboratory.
The Training Center serves as a facility for holding seminars, workshops, and provides accommodation as well.
Ornamental Beds displays exquisite ornamental horticulture collections and the rock garden. The main stream and waterfalls are also located near Ornamental Beds, making it a favorite destination for all the tourists.
Orchid Nursery houses 500 species of wild Thai orchids. Among these, 60 species are considered exceptional and 20 species endangered.
The Arboretum houses plants from various plant families and a section on ferns and fern allies and an area on climber plants.
The Plant Families include the following:
Fig Family - Moraceae
Banana Family - Musaceae
Palm Family - Arecaceae
Ginger Family - Zingiberaceae
Pine Family - Pinaceae
The Glass house complex is a storehouse of tropical plants and cacti, orchids and lilies.
Herbarium houses 15000 dried specimens of plants from all over the country.
The Museum features a enthralling world of plants, insects, animals as well as human heritage. It also displays medicinal plants, bamboos, handicraft and plants from which beverages are produced.
The laboratory aims at conducting investigation in the areas of plant protection, biodiversity, and research related to plant systematic.
Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden is open for public everyday including holidays between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
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