SDG 3 : Good health and well-being
Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all
“Sireeruckhachati Nature Learning Park” or “Sireeruckhachati medicinal plant garden” is a nature learning center in honor of Her Majesty Queen Mother Sirikit on the area of 140 rai on Mahidol University (Salaya).
In the beginning, “Medicinal Plant Garden” has been initiated since 1982 by Professor Dr. Natth Bhamarapravati, the President of Mahidol University and Professor Payao Muengwongyard, Head of pharmaceutical botany, Faculty of Pharmacy. The objectives are conservation of Thai medicinal plants for the study, self-learning and research and development as well as the green and recreated area for students and staffs in Salaya campus under the supervision of the Faculty of Pharmacy. Next, Her Majesty Queen Sirikit graciously named this medicinal plant garden “Sireeruckhachati” in 1988. In 2007, Clinical Professor Piyasakol Sakolsatayadorn M.D., the President of Mahidol University, upgraded Sireeruckhachati medicinal plant garden to nature park for the study of Thai medicinal plants and also serve as ecotourism park. The former garden was expanded to 55 acres to accommodate various activities for both local and international levels. Her Majesty the Queen graciously renamed to “Sireeruckhachati Nature Learning Park” in 2010.
“Sireeruckhachati Nature Learning Park” is the Thailand’s largest herb garden comprising of more than 800 types of herb plants. That is a nature conservation area in the form of “Botanical Garden” where is a collecting area of medicinal plants for education, research, and herb development into medicines, food, cosmetics and others. In addition, this park includes the exhibition of “History of Thai Traditional Medicine” and “Development of herbs for sustainable benefits”, as well as demonstration activities to make the experience for people including students, group visitors, researchers, and people with disabilities. Because Sireeruckhachati Nature Learning Park has been constructed under the universal design concept, which designs for elderly or people with disabilities to be able to learning equally.