The Pha Tad Ke Botanical Gardens had an open day and we took some students across the Mekong River and downstream a little to these wonderful gardens that were opened about 2 years ago.
You can see a diverse range of Lao flora and how people use plants in everyday life. They have a wonder medicinal garden where you can discover what conditions which plants are used for. It is very interesting.
They put on a number of activities including a hunt and making items from bamboo. I tried my hand at making a bird, with a little help.
It is privately funded and they are very supportive of education. They produced a great little book about waste which is fantastic for understanding the impact of waste on the environment.