Despite its image as a sprawling metropolis, Bangkok is replete with tropical botanical gems large and small, which are sprinkled throughout the city. A prime example is the lovely Thai-inspired tropical gardens of the Dusit Thani Hotel, located on Silom Road just opposite Lumpini Park.
The inner courtyard of the Dusit Thani Hotel features a lush Thai-inspired tropical garden with an artificial waterfall and a fish pond full of colorful carps, a prime example of tropical landscaping excellence despite limited space.
The stepped waterfall, combined with lush tropical greenery and a tranquil fish pond, provide for a very soothing atmosphere in the midst of Bangkok’s urban hustle and heat.
The small courtyard features a good selection of traditional Thai tropical trees and plants, reminiscent of gardens in Bangkok a century ago. In the photo below, a lush artificial tropical island is created in the middle of the fish pond, whereby large trees exist in tandem with various ferns and other tropical foliage plants. This is indeed a testimony of how a lovely tropical garden can be created via well-planned landscaping, despite the constraint of a limited space.
Here’s another example of the hotel’s lush Thai tropical gardening concept along a narrow strip of gardening space near the front entrance of the hotel, which again demonstrates that space is no obstacle to achieving a lush, charming tropical garden. Rather, good landscaping and plant/tree selections are the key. Here, ornamental bananas combine superbly with various tropical palm trees and ornamental plants.
Should you be interested in visiting Bangkok’s famed Dusit Thani Hotel, and to sample its eight superb international dining options, please visit the hotel’s website via the link below:
And should you be interested in enjoying the hotel’s luscious daily Thai and international buffets at The Pavillion Restaurant, please visit my food blog via the link below for some colorful review and photos:
Happy gardening, dining, and traveling, wherever you are in Thailand, and around the world!
Lat (Ratasit C.)