Queen Sirikit (Mae Sa) Botanic Garden

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Thailand - Chiang Mai province - Chiang Mai

Institution Code: BKF

International Agenda Registration: Yes

BGCI Member: No

About the Queen Sirikit (Mae Sa) Botanic Garden

In 1992, the Thai Government set up the Botanical Garden Organization (BGO) to strengthen botanical research and ex situ conservation of Thailand valuable plant resource. The BGO has a status of a state enterprise under the Prime Minister’s Office. In October 2002, as the result of state sectors reform, the BGO was transferred to be under the responsibility of a new Ministry - Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.

Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden (QSBG), or formerly known as Mae Sa Botanic Garden, is the first botanical garden of the country at international standards for there are scientific basis and purposes for the collections, and the provision of botanical education and research. In 1994, the BGO received the honor from HM the Queen to grant a royal permission to name this northern botanic garden after Her Majesty ‘s name as “Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden”.

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.

Main Address:
Queen Sirikit (Mae Sa) Botanic Garden
P.O. Box 7
Mae Rim
Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai province 50180 Thailand

Telephone: 66 53 841 000
Fax: 66 53 841 111
URL: www.qsbg.org
Primary Email: bgo@qsbg.org

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Weerachai Nanakorn, Ph.D.
    Curator's Name: Dr. Piyakaset Suksathan
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Sunisa Sangvirotjanapat, Plant Records
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 200
    Educational Staff Number:
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: No
    Status: State: Yes
    Status: Educational: Yes
    Status: Satellite: Yes
  • Date founded: 1993
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 100 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 50 Hectares
  • Total Area: 1000 Hectares
    Latitude: 18.6949
    Longitude: 98.7897
    Altitude: 158.00 Metres
  • 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: 50000
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 25
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 200000

Plant Collections

  • Cultivation Taxa Num: 700
  • Special Collections:Special collections of native gymnosperms, Musaceae, ferns, orchids, bromeliads and bamboo

Conservation Programmes

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

Research Programmes

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

Education Programmes

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