Popham's Arboretum, Dambulla

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  • Really enjoyed our guided tour around by Jayanth. His enthusiasm and commitment to maintaining and developing this indigenous woodland is impressive and inspiring. If you have any interest in horticul...  more »
  • Take the time to visit this indigenous woodland. An evening tour is recommended although we took ours during the day with the very knowledgable Jayantha who now runs it on behalf of Sam Popham. It’s a...  more »
  • We read about this place in our guidebook as a place worth visiting if your in Dambulla and it definitely was. We called to book an evening tour on the same day without problem. Our great guides Poorn...  more »
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  • Very nice place. 200% recommends for nature lovers.
  • Awesome place nature lovers. This place is good for bird watching.
  • Very beautiful location for film. ***NFS***
  • Beautiful man made forest. Trees neatly labeled. The caretaker was a knowledgeable man and took us around the beautiful forest, explaining the creation and maintenance of this space. Worth a visit. Sighting of the slow loris is the specialty of this place. There is accommodation as well
  • Excellent place for nature trails. Don't miss it when you visit Dambulla and Kandalama

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