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


Moved by the work of the renowned Srilankan brothers Geoffrey and Bevis Bawa, I started exploring the landscaping in Asia. Finding exquisite examples was easy, whether it was in the palace gardens of the ancient Mughal Empire or in the urban parks of the modern megalopolis.

A secluded garden for a rebellious queen
Tribute to a Bengali architect

Urban landscaping in Tokyo
Zen gardens: The essence of nature

Hong Kong
City dotted with public green

Sri Lanka
The Brief Garden of Bevis Bawa
Geoffrey Bawa’s scaping in nature

A stylish oasis in dusty Kathmandu

Jim Thompson Garden in Bangkok
Tweechol garden in Doi Saket
Lush herb garden in Rayong
Temple garnished with cycads