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Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden

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Thailand - Chonburi province - Pattaya

Institution Code: NONGN

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

About the Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden

In 1954 Mr. Pisit and Mrs. Nongnooch Tansacha bought 1500 rais of rolling hills and valleys at kilometer marker 163 on Sukhumvit road in Chonburi province. The newly purchased land was anticipated to become a fruit plantation filled with mangoes, oranges, coconuts as well as many other local fruits. But as fate may have it, Mrs. Nongnooch during her trip abroad, was inspired by the beauty of the world-renowned gardens and decided to turn the fruit orchard into a tropical garden of ornamental flowers and plants. At first meant for botanical conservation, the garden was later turned into a tourist attraction fully equipped with Thai style houses, cottages, villas, seminar halls, banquet halls, swimming pool, restaurants as well as other facilities constructed for tourist's convenience.

Opened to the public in 1980 , the garden was named “ Suan Nong Nooch ” in honor of Mrs. Nongnooch, as the word “Suan” means garden. In addition to continuing on her life's work of the garden, Mrs. Noongnooch spends her time between Bangkok and the orchard in Chieng-rai as well as Nong Nooch camping resort in Prachinburi province, which made its debut in 2001. In order to maintain the gardens, management was than handed over to her son, Mr. Kampon Tansacha.


Presently, Nong Nooch Tropical Garden & Resort is well known to those who want to take in an impressive Thai Cultural Show and find the biggest and most beautiful botanical garden in Southeast Asia. More than 2,000 visitors from around the world visit our garden daily for their enjoyment. At Nong Nooch Tropical Garden, we're always developing and improving the beautification process in order for the garden to look as it does today. Nong Nooch garden is also dedicated to education, preservation, research as well as the conservation of its vast palm collection and other tropical plants.

Main Address:
Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden
34/1 Sukhumvit Highway
Pattaya
Chonburi province 20250 Thailand

Telephone: 66-38-709358
Fax: 66-38-238160
URL: www.nongnoochtropicalgarden.com
Primary Email: info@nongnoochtropicalgarden.com

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Dr. Kampon Tansacha
    Curator's Name: Anders Lindstom
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Somchai Seijarean

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: Yes
    Status: Educational: Yes
    Status: Satellite: Yes
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
  • Total Area: 240 Hectares
    Latitude: 13.3621
    Longitude: 100.9837
    Altitude: 5.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 8
  • Seed Bank: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 15818
  • Special Collections:Cycadaceae
    Zamiaceae
    Heliconiaceae
    Marantaceae
    Zingiberales
    ArecaceaeCycadaceae
    Zamiaceae
    Zingiberales
    Heliconiaceae

Conservation Programmes

  • Ex Situ Conservation Programme: Yes
    Reintroduction Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

  • Conservation - Biology: Yes
    Conservation - Genetics: Yes
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: Yes
    Ecology: Yes
    Ecosystem Conservation: Yes
    Exploration: Yes
    Floristics: Yes
    Horticulture: Yes
    Pollination Biology: Yes
    Seed/Spore Biology: Yes
    Systematics and Taxonomy: Yes
    Urban Environments: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Courses for University/College Students: Yes