The garden was established in 1993 by Botanical Garden Organization (BGO) under the Ministry of the Natural Resources an Environment. The garden is situated at the foothills of Doi Suthep-Pui, Mae Rim, Chiang Mai Province, covering an area of about 1,000 hectares.
The main objectives of the garden are to serve as a center of Thai flora for botanical study and research, to render services concerning biodiversity and environmental conservation, as well as to provide an aesthetic place for the general public.
In 1994, the BGO received a great honor from H.M.Queen Sirikit to grant a royal permission to name the garden after Her Majesty’s name “Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden”
The garden serves four main functions today
- The garden serve as an ex situ conservation center. The garden is home to local and exotic plants species.
- The garden is available as a resource for education.
- The garden acts a plant information center with reference collection for local and oversea scientists.
- The garden provides a recreation place for the public to enjoy and learn more about their “green heritage” Thailand valuable plant resource.
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