Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden covers a mountainous area of 560 acres. It is located around Km. 12 along the Mae Rim-Samoeng route. This international botanical garden was established to honor Queen Sirikit in 1992. It has a fine collection of Thai and foreign plants. The garden is set up to exhibit plants according to species and climate. Visitors can drive around the area. Places to see include the Tourist Information Centre, the Thai Orchid Breeding Centre, Herbs Museum and Research Centre. The garden offers 3 walking trails:
1) Rock Garden-Thai Orchid Nursery, takes around 30-60 minutes on foot;
2) Arboreta (plant study trail), showing more than 10 species of plants including banana, palm, fern, and ginger. This trail takes around 45-60 minutes;
3) Climb takes around 1-2 hours to climb the mountain.
It is open daily to the public from 8.30 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. For more information, contact Tel: 0 5384 1000 Fax: 0 5329 9754 www.qsbg.org