Great palms at Tweechol botanic garden

Mr Tweesackdi Sesaweech and his wife Chalarng cherish a fantastic collection of palm trees, cycads, orchids and other tropical plants. In their Tweechol botanic garden in Doi Saket, near Chiang Mai, they show the result of a life-long passion for gardening. Especially the palm collection is impressive, with mature species from Cuba, South-America, Africa and Japan. The 120 acre area has several themed gardens, a small zoo with camels and ostriches, a topiary garden and lakes.

A selection of nice specimen of palms and a cycad: (from top left to bottom right) Copernicia gigas, Copernicia macroglossa, Elaeis guineensis, Corypha umbraculifera, Livistona decipiens, Hyphaene coriacea, Livistona muelleri, Macrozamia moorei.

January 2018, 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