Since we moved to Bangkok, I have enjoyed spending some time outdoors with my little monkey, to give her the chance to see and interact with the animals. Bangkok’s natural environment is very generous, and no matter which neighborhood where we live throughout the city, we can find a park nearby.
One day while I was out exploring the various outdoor spaces, I came across an interesting urban oasis: Root Garden is a small garden in the middle of the city that gives us the chance to meet and feed some animals.
About Root Garden
Whether you’re looking for a coffee shop al fresco or for a garden for the kids to play in, Root Garden is the perfect place for you, as it offers both options in one place. It is a cozy small garden that has the feel of a little farm. Additionally, anyone is free and welcome to access it.
The garden is located at a walking distance from Thong Lo BTS station, in the beginning of Thong Lor Soi 3. It features a small coffee shop located at the entrance. Beyond the cafe, you can find vegetable patches, rice paddies and animals.
What we enjoyed most
The features described above of make Root Garden a great place for children, as they get the chance to plant trees in addition to feeding animals.
As my daughter is only two, and still too young to understand the science of how nature functions, interacting with the goats and chickens was more exciting for her than to plant trees. Goats were constantly locked in their cages, which makes it safer for young kids to be around them. As a little note though, we didn’t consider getting any food for them to eat, such as carrots, as I expected this to be available on location. So, if you plan to visit consider taking some animal-friendly food with you.
Regardless of this fact, the excitement of this particular two-year-old was at its highest when she realized that she had the chance to meet those mysterious animals.
Before leaving, we stopped at the coffee shop for an ice cream. The garden is located in the middle of the city, which means that the surrounding buildings give it plenty of shade, but I would still avoid visiting during the park during the sunniest hours of the day.
Root Garden at Thong Lor
Thong Lor Soi 3
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