Monday, April 16, 2012

Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden

 Nongnooch Tropical Botancial Garden is located in Pattaya, Thailand.  It boasts the world's largest palm collection, and has the largest variety of orchids in Thailand.

 

The history of the garden is interesting.  In 1954, Mr. Pisit and Mrs. Nongnooch Tansacha bought about 600 acres, originally thinking that it would be a fruit plantation.  But then Mrs. Nongnooch went on vacation.  She saw many beautiful gardens around the world, and was inspired to create her own.  She decided to make it a tropical garden of ornamental flowers and plants.  The garden was opened to the public in 1980.

 Today, there are plenty of trails, tours, and animal shows to entertain visitors.  One of the most popular shows is the elephant show.  Kids really enjoy this!

  The gardens are open daily from 8 AM - 6 PM.  Admission is $15.00 (500 THB).

9 comments:

  1. these gardens are as old as i am---so beautiful

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    1. That's funny when you can relate to the garden because of its age. So now you know what was going on in Thailand the year you were born!

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    1. Definitely lots to see and do here.

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  3. I have a grand plan to make my side yard into a geometric garden with lots of herbs. A mini version of the first pictures.

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    1. That will be pretty when it's done!

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  4. I'm in awe! If I was standing there taking any of them in - my "awe" would be overwhelming! How majestic!

    http://bettyalark.blogspot.com/

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  5. Hi Sherry! Those are beautiful gardens. Thank you for sharing the awesome pictures.


    Susanne
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  6. Oh that's gorgeous! I love the vibrant colors in the 2nd and 3rd photos. Amazing.

    Anna@ Herding Cats & Burning Soup

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