Laos Grows International Botanical Gardens

Asia Talk-LaosThe balmy tropical climate of Laos creates ideal conditions for a wealth of colorful, exotic and simply stunning flora. A walk through the countryside here will turn up all kind of bromeliads, palms, cycads and carnivorous plants. Visitors can now learn more about the vital importance of biodiversity and ecological conservation in Laos.

In collaboration with international botanical partner gardens such as the Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden in Chiang Mai, the Singapore Botanic Garden and the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, ‘Pha Tad Kae’ botanical gardens opens this ovember. Founded by curator and publisher, Rik Gadella, Pha Tad Ke is located on the banks of the Mekong River in Luang Prabang and is the first garden of its kind in Laos. It has taken seven years of developing botanical collections, scientific research, landscaping, and employee capacity building to create this unique botanical garden with a deep focus on ethno-botany.

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