Penny and Kurt Wachtveitl visited Discovery Garden Pattaya June 25th, 2015. Presently the butterfly pea trees (clitoria racemosa) are flowering and impress all visitors.
Kurt Wachtveitl was the General Manager of the famous Oriental hotel in Bangkok for almost 42 years and is a legendary figure of the Thai hospitality industry. He first came to Thailand 50 years ago and his present visit was in celebration of that anniversary.
Butterfly pea trees are from Brazil originally, grow very quickly and are ideal trees to shade an area quickly.
The beans explode with a big bang when they are mature and seeds are thrown all over the place. You can easily grow your own butterfly pea trees from seeds which are available from Discovery Garden. Or you can buy small or large butterfly pea trees at our outlets in Nong Khai or Pattaya.