Pattaya Daily News

31 May 2010 :: 11:05:50 am 22838

British Royals Visit Nongnuch Chelsea Flower Show Exhibit

Various members of the British Royal Family visited the last day of the Chelsea Flower Show 2010 where they commended the Thai exhibit from Pattaya’s Nongnuch Botanical Gardens on such a beautiful and vibrant display of tropical plants and traditional Thai sculptures.
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Pattaya, the 30th of May 2010 [Pattaya Daily News]: The Nongnuch Tropical Gardens exhibit, the first of its kind to be entered into the Chelsea Flower Show, was venerably awarded first prize in the ‘Combining of Asian Culture & Plants’ category last week. On the final day of the world famous gardening show various members from the British Royal Family visited the event commending Dr. Kamphon Tonsatja (Nongnuch Botanical Garden Director) and his team on such a magnificent exhibit and their first prize win.

Dr. Tonsatja revealed to PDN that the Nongnuch Botanical Garden will be donating all their traditional Thai sculptures and the centrepiece belfry to the Buddha Wihara Temple in Ashton. The temple has already decided that they will put the magnificently designed belfry to use in calling the resident monks to mass. The decorative ornaments and the belfry were presented to the abbot, Master Panya Suthamnithet [50] in a low-key ceremony at the temple on Sunday. Master Suthamnithet also known as Dr. Phra Mahalao Panyasiri-pracharat was ordained as a Buddhist 30 years ago also achieving a PhD from the Birmingham University.

The gold medal, first prize certificate, will be taken back to the Pattaya Nongnuch Botanical Gardens and displayed proudly for the visiting public to view. Dr. Tonsatja revealed his delight at having achieved outstanding success for the Nongnuch Gardens on their first foray into the international gardening scene. He also revealed that numerous other exhibits are currently in planning to propagate Buddhism and Thai Culture and Tradition to the world, encouraging tourists to come and visit Thailand to fully immerse themselves in the rich heritage on offer.

Reporter : Yanwarrut   Photo : Yanwarrut   Category : Thailand News

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