Phuket Botanic Gardens is somewhere which I came upon by gazing out of the window whilst Chuen was driving. It is not the best sign posted place in Phuket and there was one car parked outside when we visited (July 2012).
What I was most impressed with was the layout - if you were interested - we were - you could wander around - we were here for approximately 2 and a half hours - we did find the coffee shop adjacent to a small running stream. There were a great number of statues scattered throughout the garden which contribute to the calm atmosphere
Then we came across the waterfall - now this was fun and certainly not calm.
There are 30 different zones which can be explored and there were certainly a number of different species to investigate; including these gardens; Herb, Sufficient, Orchid, Fern Cactus, Rain, Japanese, English, Bali, Lily and Palm.
We did buy some cacti to take home.
Then there was the Butterfly Garden as well - Jemma loved this zone but if you are a Butterfly addict then I suggest you visit Phuket Butterfly Garden.
There was an interesting shop with furniture in but I could not see the connection? We did not try the small cafe, another time perhaps?
Phone Number: 076 367 076
Address: 98/89 Mu4 Chao Fa Rd, Chalong Subdistrict, Phuket 83130
The price for entry is; Adult = 500 Baht, Child = 300 Baht