The Garden is a sprawling recreation park in a typical Thai setting such as a group of traditional Thai pavilions. The vast kinds of flowering plants are dotting in beautifully landscaped garden. Daily cultural and elephant shows are available for tourists with show times at 10:15 am and 3:45 pm.
In 1954, Mr Pisit and Mrs Nongnooch Tansacha bought 1,500 rai (approximately 600 acres) of rolling hills and valleys between Pattaya-Sattahip at the 163 kilometer marker on Sukhumvit road in Najomtien, Sattahip, Pattaya in Chonburi Province. The newly purchased land was anticipated to become a fruit plantation of mangoes, oranges and coconuts as well as many other local fruits.
During her trip abroad, Mrs Nongnooch was inspired by the beauty of world renowned gardens and decided to turn the fruit orchard into a tropical garden of ornamental flowers and plants. The garden was later turned into a tourist attraction fully equipped with accommodation, a swimming pool, restaurants, and banquet and seminar halls for the tourist’s convenience.
Nongnooch garden opened to the public in 1980, and added to the garden was a daily Thai cultural show and elephant show within the theater. Three years later, the garden management was handed over to her son, Mr Kampon Tansacha, and today is one of the most popular attractions of Thailand as well as a center of world botanical significant under the concept “a garden for all people of this world”.
Presently, Nongnooch garden is a very popular tourist attraction with an area of over 1, 700 rai welcoming tourists from all over the world. More than 5,000 people visit each day and the garden has also been recognised as one of the top ten most beautiful gardens in the world. It is rated highly by global websites and has received numerous honors and awards.
In 1996-1997, Nongnooch Garden expanded its space to store water to provide adequate usage increases. The dredging of the lake is started to expand to be larger and deeper, and the garden got an enormous amount of soil. From the very beginning, it used soils to grow the sunflower until Mr. Kampon Tansacha came up with the ideas landscaping of Versailles Palace in France, he began to create this garden. It took nearly two years. This garden opens to the public in 1998. Later on, the garden is decorated with numerous architectures to increase its beauty, such as Pagoda. Moreover, it also put ornamental plants, colorful trees as well as inserts red telephone from England.
The first garden that Mrs. Nongnooch, the founder of Nongnooch Garden, created with inspiration from her European travels. Later, Mr. Kampon Tansacha brought the marble statues from Italy, and decorated the garden as well as combined with other plants.
Mr. Kampon Tansacha, the Director of Nongnooch Garden, brought stones from Prachin Buri. The stones have square shapes similar to Stonehenge in England. It has been arranged in a circle, and it surrounded by numerous flowering plants to create beauty. This garden was built and completed in 2000. Most importantly, Mrs. Nongnooch Tansacha was engraved on the stones as “At This place, Nongnooch Tansacha wanted to create a center for future generations to learn and develop the future (1st January, 2000).
A ornamental garden filled with large amounts of colorful flowers. It resembles the color patterns of butterfly wings. It is also adorned with stucco sculptures of animals, such as lion, mini pigs, orangutan, saber tooth tiger, donkey, and snow goat.
Bromeliad Display Garden
Enjoy the beauty of a wide variety of hybrids and species of Bromeliads, such as Guzmania, Vriesea, Neoregelia. Mr. Kampon Tansacha, the Director of Nongnooch Garden, imported Tillandsia. Currently, Nongnooch Garden has more than 350 Bromeliad species.
The mammoth sculpture is perfectly arranged and well set around the garden. It is also interspersed with ornamental plants, such as adenium, streblus asper (Koy) in different forms that are waiting for tourists to enjoy its beauty.
An area for attractions and recreational activities surrounded by animal sculptures, such as flamingo, rhino, hippo, polar bear, and buffalo.
The Four towers were built in 2005, and it reflects the different architecture from our neighbouring countries such as Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia and Thailand.
A man-made waterfall surrounded by large trees in a peaceful setting, and the tourists may relax when they come to visit.
Flower Display Garden & Suspension Bridge
It is a garden showcasing a variety of seasonal flowering plants, and it has a bridge between the floral garden and cactus garden. On the path to these gardens has many animal sculptures decorating along the way, such as white tiger, zebra, snow owls, lemur, and kangaroo.
It is a small and a large circular arrangement of marbles and landscaped the garden in a heart shape.
A symbol of unity of the Nongnooch staff; there are more than 5,000 ants that climb at high walls surround the building. You may also enjoy drinking coffee in the beautiful gardens on the second floors of Seven-storey tower.
Adenium collection was located in the area for more than 15 acres, and it is collected from different places in the country approximately 15,000 pots to show the roots of the innovative vertical lifting root strange as artistic imagination.
Sky Walk is the walking route that can see from bird eye view, with the distance of longer than 3 kilometers; tourists can enjoy the other dimension of the structure of garden landscape. You can see beautiful areas in various spots around the garden such as French Garden, Stone Hedge, Butterfly Hill, European Garden, Palm Garden.
It is the colorful flowering garden with various species of plants such as Ngon Kai, Soi Kai, Waew Mayura, Pang Puay etc. It is changed from the flowering garden as from the early 1999. The garden is arranged in lines in various shapes such as circle. This garden is remarkable and is famous place for taking photos.
Cycads are landcsaped on the hills on both sides as well as rare palm species.
Sansevieria is group of succulent plants that needs less water than most other plants. A large collection is here displayed to show the interesting architecture of this plant group.
Cycad Conservation Center
Originally created to grow genetically distinct and endangered cycads but now also display a wide range of other rare and endangered plams from all over the world.
It was created to hold rare and unusual plants. Also traditional Thai herbs, fruit trees and fragment shrubs are are featured. Plants useful to mankind are tended here.
One of the most famous Agave is the species that mankind uses to make the alcoholic drink called Tequila.
The ancient form of gardening and is especially appreciated by lovers of nature who can enjoy seeing trees in miniature of their usual size. The art of dwarfing trees is a special form of horticulture that has to be taught under careful instruction.
The art of pruning and trimming plants into shapes and forms is here presented in several innovative ways.
Streblus Asper (Koy)
It is the garden of Ton Koy decorated in various shapes specially. It shows the arts of decoration that is beautiful and fine. It is hard to find.
Annual flower beds are used to create patterns and shapes on floating barges in the lake.
Display European landscape design consists of different forms, such as cone, sphere, and square which is trimmed beautifully and combined with the placement of statues.
Serves as a conservation center for rare and endangered plants from all over the world. The plants are arranged using Botanical taxonomy and species are grouped in their respectively genera. It boosts one of the largest cycad collections in the world.
Visit a wide variety of orchid hybrids and species that come from around the world at Nongnooch Pattaya.
Pottery Display Garden
The clay pots are made at nongnooch garden. More than one hundred thousand pots have been used to create an imagination and arranged in fantastic shapes.
Palm of the World
A collection of more than 1000 species of palms from all over the world. The Nongnooch Garden has hosted the International Palm Society Biennial in September 1998, and we will again host the Biennial in 2012.
This area was specially created to feature palm and cycads from Caribbean islands’ Nations, collected over 15 – 20 year of our garden existence.
The cacti and succulent house has numerous species in different sizes and shapes. The cacti family is always popular with our visitors.
Variegated Plants Collection
A collection of plants which display variegated leaf patterns often linked to mutations.
Operating day: All Day
Operating time: 08.00 - 18.00
Address: Pattaya City, Amphoe Sattahip, Chon Buri
Telephone: +66 3842 9321, +66 3842 9958, +66 3870 9358-62