Botanical gardens were originally invented to assist in scientific research. Tropical botanical gardens also played a major role in the dispersal of ornamental plants throughout the world.
The first botanical garden created in the tropics was Pamplemousses, established on the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius in 1735. As the Europeans began to collect more and more colonial possessions, botanical gardens grew in popularity.
As botanical gardens were originally designed for growing and testing the viability of various new plants for commercial use, these gardens also helped to acclimatise countless species of ornamental plants which were shipped from afar, and as most gardens served as recreational facilities as well, they had an important influence on the development of modern tropical gardens.
Pornchai Gardens are able to design your garden to incorporate the look and feel of some of the world’s most famous botanical gardens.