Lush herb garden in Rayong

Medicinal herbs against fever, skin diseases, diarrhea, inflammation - yes even against leprosy and cancer – are grown in this garden near the city of Rayong. Over 260 species are attractively grouped in 20 divisions, connected by tree-lined walkways that give shelter against the heat of the sun.
The oil company PTT established this garden some 35 years ago with an educative aim, hence plants and trees are provided with their botanical names.
Emblem of the garden, dedicated to Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, is the nutmeg tree.

April 2019, by Karolien Bais


Thailand is gifted with many gardening geeks, plant collectors and specialized nurseries. It’s a pleasure to explore these gardens, and, with some luck, have a chat with the owner. Although my Thai is totally insufficient, we somehow always get down to some ‘plant talk’.