Chiang Mai in bloom

A table set for two in I Love Flower Farm's white cutter flower field. (Photo courtesy of I Love Flower Farm)

Flowers are in full bloom throughout Chiang Mai. As part of its promotion of lesser visited destinations, the Tourism Authority of Thailand is highlighting four flower gardens in the province.

The first is I Love Flower Farm, which grows purple marguerite and white cutter flowers in an 8 rai plot of land in Mae Rim district. Although relatively new, it is already proving very popular among tourists. I Love Flower Farm is open daily from 9am to 6pm until the end of March.

The farm limits visitors to 200 people per day. Admission is 70 baht per person, inclusive of a herbal drink and snack. Visitors can also opt for the complete tea set with a table for two in the flower field. The service fee is 500 baht.

Advance reservations are required. Call 082-897-2679 and 088-266-7885 or visit bit.ly/2KLc5Hy.

Rai Dok Lom Nao grows verbena and cosmos flowers in a valley in Baan Nong Hoi Kao, Mae Rim. The flower farm is open daily from 6am to 6.30pm. Admission is 20 baht per person. For more information, call 095-539-3661 or visit bit.ly/33dpqif.

Rai Wang Than cultivates white and yellow chrysanthemums in Baan Om Long in Samoeng district. The farm also offers noodles and chrysanthemum drinks to visitors.

It is open daily from 6am to 6pm and admission is 20 baht per person. However, those wishing to visit should hurry because the flowers are not expected to be in bloom for long. Call 081-167-5548 or visit bit.ly/37wMpIv.

The last of the four flower gardens is Khun Pae Royal Project in Ban Pae, Chom Thong district. The project farms hydrangea flowers, and promotes local farming of the blue and purple flowers for export.

To get to the valley of hydrangea fields, visitors must use the local pick up service, which costs 500 baht and can serve up to eight passengers. Admission to the flower fields is 30 baht per person.

Cosmos flower fields in Rai Dok Lom Nao. Rai Dok Lom Nao

White chrysanthemums in Rai Wang Than. photos courtesy of Rai Wang Than

For more information, contact TAT Call Centre 1672 or visit tourismthailand.org.