Bangkok is a concrete jungle.
The city is blanketed in sky-high skyscrapers. Therefore, seeing an area with grand stretches of greenery becomes something more of a rare experience. So if you’re anything like us – a sucker for a foliage but not at all someone with a green thumb — having the goal of turning your sky-high condo into a greener oasis can be a hopeless dream.
However, we’re here to help you out. Recently, we found a bunch of plant markets owned by green-obsessed gardeners who will help you sprout up a jungle of your own within your home or in the office. If you’re looking for a way to transform a wilted grey and brown area into a lush green space, here, we’ve curated a list of Bangkok’s best plant markets. You’ll be sure to find a repertoire of both indoor and outdoor plants to create that jungalow-home style and brighten everything up in no time.
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For a new spot in town fit for a millennial’s taste, venture to Pongyo at Sansiri Backyard. The plant market nestled within the T77 community offers a wonderful repertoire of plants and gardening materials. We love the air-purifying plant section since those are much needed right now. Flowering and edible plants are also available to choose from. What makes this place even more interesting is the also the family-friendly activities such as plant pot and tote bag painting which can be enjoyed by kids and parents alike. Situated right next to Sansiri Backyard, make a day trip to buy plants as well as taking a stroll in the farm, feeding little chickens, and even picking your own organic vegetables.
Hours: Every day, (9 am-7 pm)
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Chatuchak plant market is oftentimes the go-to spot for city gardeners since it is fairly convenient to get there by MRT and BTS. Situated near the weekend market, the Chatuchak plant outlet features a vast collection of thriving greenery sourced from local growers from Thailand’s 77 provinces. It can be a little bit daunting — and exciting — for first-time visitors. Whether you’re looking for exotic orchids, trees, soil, or succulents, the market has them all to offer.
Hours: Tuesday (11 am-8 pm), and Wednesday and Thursday (5 am-6 pm)
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Located next to Chatuchak, Aw-Taw-Gaw is another jam-packed spot for plant and food lovers. Known for its wide array of ready-made Thai fare and fresh produce, the market also boasts a section dedicated solely to a slew of potted leafy greens and flowering plants. Though their plant selection is not as varied as that of Chatuchak, the market is open daily so it sure is a perfect place you can visit on any given day of the week.
Hours: Every day, 8 am–6 pm
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Located close to Thewet Pier, Thewet Market is stocked up with local fresh produce like season fruit, veggies, and a variety of meat, as well as an array of plants. Stop by for the plants but don’t miss out also on the Thai fare and the pristine products the market has on offer.
Hours: Every day (5 am-6 pm)
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Apart from shopping for clothes, food, and all shopaholic-tempting things, Thonburi-Sanam Luang Market 2′ also features a plant section loaded with a truckload of all types of plants your inner green geek could dream of. Gardening essentials can also be purchased here to complete your plant shopping sesh.
Hours: Mon-Sat (8 am-6:30 pm); Sun (24 hrs)
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Spanning Udom Suk intersection to On Nut area, this roadside plant market is definitely the local green connoisseur’s favourite. The plant market features various types of crops as well as a range of gardening tools, faux plants, and artificial grass. Moreover, lined up along the street, these vegetation stalls contain evergreen scenery you’ll hardly get to experience elsewhere in Bangkok.
Hours: Every day, 8 am–6 pm
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Klongton plant market is like a small urban jungle; the tiny market space nestled on Sukhumvit soi 71 (Preedeepanomyong soi 38) is simply bursting with wondrous and wild vegetation. The market is also a home to the much-beloved cacti and succulents. Those hankering to add some tropical greenery to your landlocked home, here’s a place to find your perfect evergreen decorations. The gardeners here also offer gardening services and design projects to help beginners landscape their green spaces.
Hours: Every day, 8 am—5 pm
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Want to turn your space into a lush wonderland? Situated along the street, this plant market is perfect for people who have a car but have no time to wander among the crowd at other plant markets. Parking can easily be found. The stalls here also showcase an assortment of houseplants, small fruit trees, herbs, and ferns for you to choose from. They also offer pre-potted colourful tropical flowers ready for you to outfit your space. Regardless of its limited space, the market has more than plenty to hook you up with all the plant supplies and expertise you could ever need.
Hours: Every day, 8 am—6 pm
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As one of the biggest plant markets in Bangkok, the 11th Infantry Regiment Plant Market is always blooming with endless selections of plants. For those who can’t really decide what kind of plants they want, this market should definitely be your move. There are so many options you can see and choose from, spanning flowering, low light, indoor and hanging plants.
Hours: Every day (6 am-6 pm)
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