Phuket Botanic Garden in Chalong offers an alternative recreation choice for visitors; especially those with an interest in gardening and botany. This orchid pavilion display, rainforest garden, winter garden, with many rare plant species and more than 30 other selections, offers an escape into a floral world for the whole family.
Each zone has its own characteristics and plant collections that present nature’s artistry through colorful petals and foliage. Don’t forget your camera!
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Phuket Botanic Garden highlights
Phuket Botanic Garden displays around 50 different cacti, some unique palm trees and aromatic flora. Walking around the pond, you will appreciate the beautiful waterlilies, lotuses and Japanese carp (or koi) as well as a large artificial waterfall that you can walk through.
Discover plants and fruits at the fruit orchard and herb garden, those that you may have been eating since arriving in Thailand. These include mangos, mangosteen, bananas, jackfruits, santol, lychee and rose apples. Most are fruits indigenous to only Southeast Asia.
A must-stop is the winter garden where the many colourful flowers and trees have been brought from the northern part of the country. Despite Phuket’s warm and humid weather, the temperature in this room is always kept cool at a maximum of 20°C – another good reason to visit the garden.
Enjoy the exhibition of an average Thai farmer through a display of a rice field and a small house that also has a vegetable garden. It helps us understand how the farmers gain direct benefits from their own hard work and why, especially in the old days, Thai farmers hardly needed to buy any food.
They not only grow their own rice, vegetables and herbs, but they also raise their own animals such as chickens and pigs while fish are sourced from their own pond or river and other nearby water resources. Their simple life can be a good inspiration and example of living a self-sufficient lifestyle.
Good to know about Phuket Botanic Garden
Opened in 2012, the Phuket Botanic Garden is vast, covering 15 rai (2.4 hectares) of land. But don’t worry, it has plenty of rest facilities and a souvenir shop. Some of the most interesting displays worth checking are the Thai-style spirit houses and wooden features showing the beauty of Thai craftsmanship.
After a tour, why not take a break and enjoy the wide variety of food and drinks at the garden’s restaurant? Or if you prefer, you can check in at one of the lovely villas at the adjoining Phuket Botanic Resort.
Admission is around 500 baht for adults and 300 baht for kids. If coming from Phuket Town, you’ll spot a small road commonly known by the name Soi TOT before reaching the famous Wat Chalong. Make a turn there to reach the garden.
Phuket Botanic Garden
- Opening Hours: Daily from 9am to 5pm
- Location: 98/89 Mu 4 Chao Fa Road, Chalong, Muang, Phuket 83130 Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)76 367 076