Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden

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Thailand - Chiang Mai province - Chiang Mai

Institution Code: QSBG

International Agenda Registration: Yes

BGCI Member: Yes

About the Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden

Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden (QSBG) is located in the mountainous area of Mae Rim District, Chiang Mai Province. The garden was established in 1992 by the Botanical Garden Organization (BGO) under the administration of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment. In April 1994, The BGO received a great honor from Her Majesty Queen Sirikit to grant her royal permission for Her Majesty's name to be the title of the garden as " Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden" (QSBG).

QSBG has 4 satellite gardens, The Rayong Botanic Garden, Rayong Province; Ban Romklao Botanic Garden, Phitsanulok Province; Khon Kaen Botanic Garden, Khon Kaen Province and Phra Mae Ya Botanic Garden, Sukhothai Province.

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.

The Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden Herbarium (QBG) contains over 100,000 specimens and 53 type specimens, mainly from Thailand and also from other neighboring countries through donating, giving and exchanging, including 113,939 specimens of plant, 6,131 specimens of Bryophytes (Lichens), 44 specimens of algae and 1 specimen of mushroom. (13,717 taxa of plant specimens, 9,097 taxa of vascular plants in Thailand, 962 taxa of Orchidaceae, 330 taxa of Zingiberaceae and 763 taxa of Rare & Threatened plant of Thailand; data at 31 Mar 2020).

Our Plant collection containing 3,225 taxa, this includes 814 taxa of Orchidaceae, 230 taxa of Zingiberaceae, 384 taxa of Rare & Threatened plant of Thailand, and 311 taxa of Medicinal Plant (data at 31 Mar 2020).

Main Address:
Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden
Box 7
Mae Rim
Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai province 50180 Thailand

Telephone: 66 53 841 234
URL: www.qsbg.org
Primary Email: document@qsbg.mail.go.th

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Ronnarong Sengiam
    Curator's Name: Dr. Wattana Tanming
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Dr. Wattana Tanming
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 10
    Educational Staff Number: 2
    Research Staff Number: 16
    Administration Staff Number: 20

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: No
    Status: State: Yes
    Status: Educational: Yes
    Status: Municipal: No
    Status: Satellite: Yes
  • Date founded: 1992
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 850 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 150 Hectares
  • Total Area: 1000 Hectares
    Latitude: 18.6949
    Longitude: 98.7897
    Annual Rainfall: 1300 mm
    Altitude: 800.00 Metres
    Total area of glasshouses: 900 Metres
    Total area of shadehouses: 16000 Metres
  • Additional Locations
  • Satellite Garden Names: Rayong Botanic Garden Ban Romklao Botanic Garden Khon Kaen Botanic Garden Phra Mae Ya Botanic Garden
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: สวนพฤกษศาสตร์สมเด็จพระนางเจ้าสิริกิติ์
  • Local Address: 100 หมู่ 9 ตำบลแม่แรม
  • Locality: City: จังหวัดเชียงใหม่
  • Locality: State: อำเภอ แม่ริม

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 120115
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 55
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: Yes
    Seed Bank: Yes
    Published Plant Catalogue: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: No
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 450000

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 12000
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 3325
  • Special Collections:Special collections of Ericaceae, Magnolia, limestone plants, medicinal plants, Gesneriads, Hoya, gingers, native gymnosperms, Musaceae, ferns, orchids, bromeliads and bamboo
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes
    Invasive Species Policy: Yes
    ABS Policy: Yes
    Plant Collection Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes
    Medicinal Plant Programme: Yes
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: Yes
    Reintroduction Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

  • Biotechnology: Yes
    Plant Breeding: Yes
    Conservation - Biology: Yes
    Conservation - Genetics: Yes
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: Yes
    Ecology: Yes
    Education: Yes
    Ethnobotany: Yes
    Exploration: Yes
    Floristics: Yes
    Horticulture: Yes
    Systematics and Taxonomy: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes