31 Aug Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden
The Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden is an impressive 500-acre botanical garden located in the Chonburi Province of Thailand. The gardens actually cover only 500 of 600 acres originally purchased in 1954. Originally, the land was purchased with the intention of developing a fruit plantation, but it was dedicated to wildlife conservation instead with the planting of a wide range of tropical flowers and other plants. Looking to this and other botanical gardens of the world may serve as an inspiration for your own landscape at home, so read on to discover more of the details of the Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden.
Showcasing Asian landscape
The gardens are a beautiful display of Southeast Asian landscape featuring a number of cacti, cycads, palms, succulents, and zingiberales. These plants are showcased to the public year-round, as they have been since 1980 when the botanical gardens opened. The gardens are somewhat off the beaten path, though they are accessible via bus or taxi.
Promoting scientific research
Much of the botanical gardens are focused on cycads, which are an endangered and ancient plant group. Nong Nooch features a comprehensive cycad gene bank that facilitates scientific research related to the taxonomy and horticulture of these unique species. While the primary focus is on Tropical American and Central African cycad species, the gardens’ collection of cycads represents almost every species in the world.
There are several distinct areas of Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden. Among these divisions are the French Garden, Stonehenge Garden, Cactus & Succulent Garden, European Garden, and Ant Tower.
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