Opening of The Consul’s Garden

November 18

Opening of The Consul’s Garden, ‘Coffee & Tea in Paradise’ on the banks of the Ping River behind Le Coq d’Or Restaurant. The house was once the private residence of William Alfred Rae Wood, the first British Consul in Chiang Mai from 1921 – 1970. In this captivating area of The Consul’s Garden W.A.R. Wood built three houses for his own use. The first house is currently Le Coq d’Or Restaurant, the second house is the one behind The Consul’s Garden, and the last one is on the other side of the garden next to an enormous Raintree that was planted by both he and his wife (formerly Punya Jitpreecha). Upon his retirement in 1931 W.A.R. Ward spent his life peacefully and happily in this place and wrote a book named ‘Consul in Paradise, Sixty-eight years in Siam. Therefore the current owner welcomes everyone to ‘Coffee & Tea in Paradise’.

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