Botanical Beauty of Chiang Mai Gardens

Oma H. Barnett

Chiang Mai located in the north of Thailand is a beautiful place in the country. It is located about 700km away from Bangkok. This place is covered by tropical forests. This place is also famous for beautiful gardens. Environmentally conscious and nature loving people often like to travel here. More than 5 million tourists visit this place every year. Gardens in Chiang Mai are characterized by excellent collection of flora. The beauty of this place is incredible. Some national forest also exists here and we can have adventurous travel along Chiang Mai.

Different botanical gardens in Chiang Mai will help us to learn about history and environmental culture of Thailand. Main flowers species found in this garden are orchids, bromeliads, succulents, anthurium and cacti. There are artificial waterfalls in this rain forest. Humidity and temperature is optimum in this area and this help in the proper growth of plants. More than 300 species are displayed in this region. Spiritual experience is also promoted in the gardens of Chiang Mai. There are provisions for meditation. Meditation and prayer sessions will provide peace and refreshment to mind.

Ratchaphruek is the national tree of Thailand and it is found abundantly in Chiang Mai. Ratchaphruek gardens in Chiang Mai spread across 400 acre of land. This is a favorite destination of tourists. We can relax our minds by visiting this place. The Association of International Horticultural Producers provides A1status to this garden. This garden also acts as a learning and research center. There are some corporate gardens in this area. Innovative agricultural ideas and techniques are used to sustain this garden. We can find rare plant species in this garden. In this garden we can see 250 million years old pine trees. You can see unusual horticultural examples in these gardens. This garden displays a model of hydroponics garden and it explains the various methods for gardening in temperate and desert areas.

Tissue culture nursery in the indoor gardens will demonstrate new and advanced techniques of gardening. Dokmai garden is a botanical garden owned by private parties. This botanical garden will tell us about Thai flora and fauna. This garden is characterized by different species of flowers, mushrooms, butterflies and fish. Tweechol garden of Chiang Mai consists of different flowers. This garden is located away from the town center. So travellers can stay only at the resort attached to this garden. The garden is filled with topiary of camels, rabbits, dinosaurs, peacocks etc. Pedal boats will help to explore the beauty of lakes.

Petting zoo in this garden comprises of lot animals and birds like ostriches, iguanas, albino peacocks, water buffaloes, cassowaries etc.

Queen Sirikit Botanical Garden is a natural habitat for many endangered species. Thai students will provide the information of about various flowers, grasses, shrubs and trees found in this garden. Its scenic beauty is so exciting and we can enjoy the beauty of nature perfectly. Main attraction of this garden are orchids, botanic residence, waterfalls, succulents and cacti house, traditional Thai food, fern and orchid house, nature and cultural trail, aquatic house, rain forest collection and glasshouse complex.

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