The conception and construction of Suan Luang Rama IX Public Park was a joint effort between the private and public sectors. Generous financial support, in the form of donations, was also received from Thai community. The park was a gift to His Majesty the King on the auspicious occasion of his 5th Cycle Birthday Anniversary in 1987.
The main objectives are threefold:
1. To make Suan Luang Rama IX Public Park the venue for the promotion of botanical knowledge.
2. To maintain a sizeable collection of various plant species for educational and recreational purposes.
3. To build awereness and understanding of the need to conserve our natural resources and the environment in which we live.
His Majesty the King graciously presided over the inaugurate of the park on 1st December 1987
The Garden has an area of 200 Acres. Responsibility for the maintenance of the Garden and its day-to-day operations belongs to Suan Luang Rama IX Foundation which controls all activities to Suan Luang Rama IX Executive Committee and the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA.) The Garden is opened to the public during 0500-1900 daily. Please note that an admission fee is charged between 0900-1700 hours. For those who would like to visit as a group and request the services of an official guide, should contact the office of Suan Luang Rama IX Foundation at the garden’s office.
Within Suan Luang Rama IX Public Park , a variety of activities can be undertaken such as: Walk and run rallies, aerobics, swordplay, Tai-kek, and Yoka. In addition, there is an exercise facility containing exercising equipments for both children and adults.
A yearly highlight is the Suan Luang Rama IX Flower Festival held in early December annually.