11 November 2010


This is the last post on the botanical garden for this trip.

The Eucalyptus ptychocarpa is very tall and was sporting beautiful pink flowers. Then a deciduous looking tree with an almost bare crown reminded me of the yellow Delonix or was it just a Cassia tree? Ah, even the tall Schizolobium parahyba was covered with lots of interesting spatula-shaped fruits on its crown.

The date was just after Christmas and near to the chinese new year, hence there were displays of animals e.g. cows, from the chinese zodiac of the lunar calendar as well as reindeers. The beautifully sculpted green topiaries and low hedges reminded me somewhat of the stone hedge. Once again, there was a maze of formal garden low hedges.

There was a rather new addition of a house of artificial ants of the primary colours of blue, red and yellow. Then there was a young elephant ready to carry its next visitor on its back on our way out, which led us to a small nursery outside the garden which carried mostly common plants.

That concluded our day and trip as we made our way to the Suvarnabhumi Airport to catch the flight home. Farewell, Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Gardens. I wonder when I would step foot here again.