Ella Spice Garden, Ella

4.2
#4 of 7 in Parks in Ella
Take a cooking class or simply savor Sri Lanka's authentic cuisine at Ella Spice Garden, a private household set in a highland village amid world-famous tea plantations. With a hands-on approach, an informative English-speaking teacher will take you on a tour of all the Sri Lankan spices cultivated in this private garden. Roam through peppers, cloves, turmeric, and chili plants, take a sample, and then roll up your sleeves to hit the kitchen. Classes, followed by a meal, are suitable for all levels of hobby chefs. Alternatively, you can just stop by for a tasty meal, mostly featuring curry-style traditional dishes. Make sure you call in advance. Put Ella Spice Garden at the forefront of your travel plans using our Ella online trip planner .
map
Create an itinerary including Ella Spice Garden
Ella Spice Garden Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
352 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • October 6, 2017
    We got to the workshop in the case through a Facebook group, we didn't know what to expect and we really want. Who delivers the workshop really nice and funny, his English is clear and it is rare in Sri Lanka. He made a recipe booklet for each participant, and for three hours through fun prepared food. In the end we ate all the food we cooked dinner with all participants (total of 8). Was fun and delicious, enjoyed and we recommend the workshop! Worth the money.
    View original
  • October 5, 2017
    It is a small garden with a limited number of mostly sad looking plants to see. The price charged for this visit is far too much compared to what is available in other areas.  more »
  • September 29, 2017
    What a wonderful experience. 3 hour class and we learned about spices, how to prepare traditional sri lankan dishes and then enjoyed them with other members of the group. The class is run out of our h...  more »

Plan your trip to Ella

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Ella

Ella accommodations come in many forms, with the hill station a long-established backpacker-friendly haunt, as well as a growingly popular destination for honeymooning couples and resort-lovers. Guesthouses and rental apartments provide the budget-friendly options in town, with plenty of those including views of the surrounding landscape. Eco-friendly resorts and lodges blend in with the scenery and ensure lots of green space for rest and recreation.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Ella by other users

3 days in Ella BY A USER FROM LITHUANIA October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM KUWAIT October, teens, kids, outdoors, wildlife, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: October, teens, kids, outdoors, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 8 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM KUWAIT October, teens, kids, outdoors, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: October, teens, kids, outdoors, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM KUWAIT October, outdoors, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: October, outdoors, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM KUWAIT October, teens, kids, outdoors, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: October, teens, kids, outdoors, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM KUWAIT October, teens, kids, outdoors, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: October, teens, kids, outdoors, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 39 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM SRI LANKA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM SRI LANKA October, culture, outdoors, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM SRI LANKA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 19 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS December, culture, outdoors, beaches, wildlife, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 7 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM SRI LANKA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans