Khamtieng Plant market is a gardener's paradise. Located behind Tesco Lotus on the Superhighway, Khantieng Market consists over over 100 plant and garden shops.
Some of the shops are general garden stores with all kinds of planters, fertilisers, tools and the full variety of equipment required by the home gardener. Others have all the necessary hard landscaping materials, paving, rocks, ponds and water features, garden ornaments – everything you could need to create the base for a beautiful garden.
However the real joy for the horticulturalist is the array of plant shops which stretch over several roads covering more than a square mile. Generally the plant vendors specialise in certain varieties. To the north of the market (closer to Tescos) there are traders who specialise in trees, most of them still young, although there are more mature examples. Other specialise in climbers and hangers, some in shrubs and still more in seasonal flowering plants. The shops that sell plants suited to shade are covered with shade netting and often their wares seem to be taking over the simple wooden buildings in which they are housed. Branches shoot off in all directions and when purchased there is frequently some delicate untangling to be done. These are wonderful places to browse and wander especially if you have time at your leisure before buying..
On the furthest street from Tesco Lotus you will find the orchid shops. At any time throughout the year there are always several varieties in bloom of these stunning and delicate flowers with their trailing roots. It is always best to purchase the ones that are in bud but now yet bloomed; that way you get to enjoy the full flowering season once you get the orchid home.
Within Khamtieng Market are a number of coffee shops and juice bars set in beautiful garden settings where you can relax in the shade.
For the plant and garden lover Khamtieng Market is an absolute must!