This project in Bang Saen in Chonburi recently took place and included many Thai garden features including: a large sala located in the corner of the landscape. Covered pergola walkways around the back and sides of the house (a later post). An L-shaped lotus pond, and a vast array of tropical trees to beautify and ensure clever screening for parts of the garden.
Picture above: Pergola being constructed in the background, with team working on sala and pond construction). The owner, a landscape architect in his own right, has very clear ideas about the types of trees he'd like included in the garden, and the Thai Garden Design team helped organise the sourcing and delivery.
Picture above: The roof framework and columns for the sala are installed. The garden also included a fully automatic sprinkler system, keeping the new plants tree and grass healthy with little manual requirement from the owners.
Above: The new sala fits seamlessly into the background, with new earth, grass and tropical planting finish this brand new looking landscape. The sala itself is fitted with down lights and a central fan, with pond controls close by.
The pond (above) is fitted with multiple air lines that keep the water moving and therefore mosquito free. Coconut mulch borders surround the perimeter, ready for planting up at a later stage.
The new garden offers ample space at the centre for a game of baseball of just some fun in the sun, with the random cut stone pathway around the edges for access. The new trees really give the garden some height and a spacious yet tropical feel.
Picture above: Clearly showing how tall trees with nice foliage can block second floor windows and create privacy. If you're in the market to improve you garden in Thailand, talk to us, we operate throughout Thailand and have designed tropical gardens at residences all over the world.