Pha Tad Ke Botanical Garden

Be a Part of Pha Tad Ke’s Future!

As our grand opening, December 1st, creeps closer, we are creatively trying raise funds for our various projects.  We have decided to reach out to the global community, through a crowdfunding campaign, to help fund the building of our ethno botanic garden.

How You Can Help!

  • Pre order your tickets or tours, at a discounted price, through our crowdfunding campaign at:
  • Share on social media channels. Find us on Facebook, twitter, and instagram @PTKBotanical.
  • Personally share with friends and family that would be interested.

Our Mission

To create Pha Tad Ke, the first botanical garden in Laos.

We are forming a regional research center in order to create the first living collection of the flora of Laos that will provide an opportunity for collaboration with international botanical institutes. Pha Tad Ke is currently being developed and cared for with the help of dedicated scientists and more than 30 Lao staff, and when open to the general public offer a beautifully landscaped setting for visitors.

At the garden, we will develop educational programs for all age groups while conducting research into plant reintroduction, horticulture, ethno-botany and medicinal plants to address critical problems ranging from the management of local natural resources to conserving biodiversity worldwide. Through our publications, cultural and social outreach activities, we aim to make a substantial contribution to the responsible development of the region, and to the creation of real expertise that enables Laos to develop specialist skills for a sustainable future.

Our Objectives

– Establish a survey of the flora of Laos, a collection of in-situ and ex-situ plants, and a program of conservation including research facilities and logistical support for scientists.

– Create educational opportunities for local and international constituents, including children, and contribute to capacity building through training and support for Lao students in horticultural and botanic studies.

– Provide a natural setting for visitors to enjoy the beauty of the region while promoting eco-tourism that creates local employment opportunities and increases tourism, stimulating economic development in the region.

– Promote sustainable ecological preservation and contribute to biodiversity conservation and awareness programs in Laos and internationally through extensive research, education, social outreach and resource building.

Contact Us

Pha Tad Ke Botanical Garden
Office Ban Vat That, PO Box 959, 06000 Luang Prabang, Lao PDR

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Pha Tad Ke Botanical Garden has an active publication program and you can find below the titles that we have already published with links to more information or free download for educational activities for some of them. We hope that you will enjoy our publications !


Field Guides

Gingers of Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam

Gingers of Cambodia, Laos & Vietnam

Dr. Jana Skornickova & Dr. Mark Newman
232 pages, 420 ill. 17,6 x 25cm, 2015, English

price 25$ (international postage add 8$)




Jouer la nature. Une enfance au Laos entre rizeres et foret

Jouer la natureBiba Vilayleck
112 pages, 70 ill. 25 x 22cm, 2014, French & Lao

price 25$ (international postage add 8$)



Les Fleurs de la Devotion. Ethnobotanique cultuelle au Laos

Fleurs Devotion

Biba Vilayleck & Baj Strobel
204 pages, 339 ill. 25 x 22cm, 2012, French

price 35$ (international postage add 8$)



For College & University Students

Ecology and Biodiversity in Lao PDR

Ecology and Biodiversity in LaosToulaphone Keokene
52 pages, 25 ill. 30 x 21cm, 2013

free download: Lao / English




Teachers Manuals

Primary School Garden

Mary Oakley Strasser, Florian Obermeier & Pasith Sengamphone
64 pages, 38 ill. 30 x 21cm, 2013, free download: Lao / English


Medicinal Plant Manual

Kittisack Phoutthavong
41 pages, 38 ill. 30 x 21cm, 2015, free download: Lao


For Children & Adults

Medicinal Plants – Somsanith Bouamanivong
52 pages, 74 ill. 30 x 21cm, 2012, Lao, free download: Lao
Trees of Laos – Dr. Bouakhaykone Svengsuksa
48 pages, 38 ill. 30 x 21cm, 2011, Lao, free download: Lao
Plants of the forest – Khamfa Chanthavongsa
64 pages, 54 ill. 30 x 21cm, 2011, Lao, free download: Lao
Flowers and Symbols of Buddhism in Laos – Manichanh Sayavong
64 pages, 74 ill. 30 x 21cm, 2011, Lao, free download: Lao

Trees of Laos 1-Cover Plants of the Forest-Cover Flowers and Symbols of Buddhism in Laos-Cover medicinal cover


Culture & Art

Five Young Lao Photographers

Vol. 1 Pha Tad Ke Young Artists’ Series
80 pages, 70 ill. 21 x 30cm, 2015, Lao & English, price 10$

Five Young Lao Photographers






Contemporary Performance Arts in Laos

Vol. 2 Pha Tad Ke Young Artists’ Series
80 pages, 90 ill. 21 x 30cm, 2015, Lao & English, price 10$

Contemporary Performance Arts in Laos







In Collaboration with Project Space – Luang Prabang

Tcheu Siong. The Genie behind the Scissors

Baj Strobel, 80 pages, 70 ill. 21 x 30cm, 2010, French & English,

price 10$ (international postage add 6$)Tcheu Siong








Available as e-catalog
Pha Tad Ke Botanical Garden @ Project Space – Luang Prabang – 2013
Science Faith – Prasert Yodkaew – 2012
Yao Mien – Ceremonial Paintings – 2012
Ken Yarbrough – Spirit Houses – 2011
Phaa Hom – Blankets of Various Tai Groups – 2011
Vatthana Siamkha – Photographs – 2011
Kees Sprengers – Sacred Rituals of the Yao – 2011
Ka Xiong – Smoke & Light. Spirit World – 2011
“Across the Mekong” a group show with works from Isan – 2011
Shadow Theatre Champassak – Drawings Somphone Vongsouvanh – 2011




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Special events

Three articles about our work just came out, read more about Pha Tad Ke


BGCI – The Botanic Gardener – July 2016

Garden Drum – Enchanting Pha Tad Ke – July 2016

Made Wijaya – Jakarta Now Magazine – April 2016