Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden

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Queen Sirikit Botanical Garden

The Queen Sirikit Botanical Garden (QSBG) in Mae Rim District, Chiang Mai Province, Thailand was opened in 1993[1] and is maintained under the auspices of the Botanical Garden Organization (BGO) of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.[2] Originally named the Mae Sa Botanic Garden, it was renamed for Sirikit, Queen of Thailand in 1994.

The 6,500 rai site is home to 12 greenhouses, Thailand's biggest glasshouse complex.[3] It displays plants and flowers year round. It was the first botanical garden of international standard in Thailand and focuses on maintaining biodiversity and promoting environmental conservation.[1]

Affiliate gardens[edit]

In addition to the QSBG, the BGO manages five other botanical gardens in Thailand: Romklao Botanical Garden (Phitsanulok Province), the Rayong Botanic Garden (Rayong Province), Koa Ra Botanic Garden (Phang Nga Province), Meaung Pon Botanic Garden (Khon Kaen Province) and Phra Mae Ya Botanic Garden (Sukhothai Province).[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Saengmanee, Pattarawadee (2018-05-09). "Magnificent mountains, verdant valleys". The Nation. Retrieved 15 May 2018.
  2. ^ a b "The Botanic [sic] Garden Organization (BGO); About". The Botanical Garden Organization (BGO). Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Glasshouse Complex". Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden (QSBG). The Botanical Garden Organization. Retrieved 15 May 2018.

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