Henerathgoda Botanical Garden, Gampaha

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Henarathgoda Botanical Garden is one of the six botanical gardens in Sri Lanka. The botanical garden is situated in Gampaha-Minuwangoda main road, approximately 450 m away from Gampaha railway station. It is about 29 km from Sri Lanka's commercial capital of Colombo.HistoryDuring the 19th Century British naturalists made various studies about Botany along with other sciences. One of their interests was the finding of possibility of establishing Rubber yielding plants in Asia. They have used various Rubber yielding plants both in India and Ceylon (Sri Lanka). Some of them are Para Rubber (Hevea brasiliensis), Gutta percha (Palaquium gutta), Panama Rubber (Castilea elastica), Balatta (Mimusops globesa) and Lagos (Funtumia elastica). The British naturalists concentrated their trials to Ceylon due to the failure of Rubber trials in India and discovered that Ceylon offers the same envirionmental condition as that of the Amazon.1919 Rubber seedlings, collected from the Amazon forest, were imported from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and were planted at the Henerathgoda gardens in 1876. These Rubber plants were bloomed for the first time in 1881 and seeds obtained from it were exported to South India, Malaysia, and Myanmar. In 1919 the world first Rubber exhibition was held at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Peradeniya.
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  • This was our second visit to the gardens and we enjoyed another very nice walk through the grounds. During our last visit 16 months ago, work had started on a purpose built building to house orchids a...  more »
  • At the entrance need to get a additional ticket (1000LKR) to take photographs by my own camera. Funny thing is, They allow - Can Take photographs by Mobile Phones. Can Take photographs by Normal Digit...  more »
  • This is a beautiful ,calm and green place to relax your busy mind for a while. very easy to find this place because transport won't be a matter. You can reach there as you wish. All modes of transport...  more »
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  • Henarathgoda botanical garden was initiated during colonial period and it exhibit diverse plant population within its premises. some of the plants grow indoor protective houses and rest of the plants grow freely in the garden. world largest orchid and twin palm trees are some of the impotent exhibits in the garden. if you are going via Gampaha it is nice place to visit.
  • Even though it is a botanical garden you wont find lot of flowers there.just a bunch of trees and some grounds.. Ideal place to play a cricket match. It do have two grounds for sort of things.. If you are a lover this could be a place to spend time with your loved one..
  • Beautiful place in Gampaha town where you can spend your weekend with your love, friends or family. There is a ground so, you can arrange a soft ball cricket match there. You can have boat rides in a pond. Vehicle parking is available. It is famous for pre-shoots and wedding-shoots.
  • Mainly used for wedding photo shoots.There are 2 grounds where you can arrange events, swan boat rides also available. Vehicle parking is available. Nice place to spend the time with family and loved ones.
  • Even though it's called a botanical garden it is more like a neat green park. It doesn't possess the same botanical value as Peradeniya, but it is a good place to enjoy, and it is a ''must visit'' place in Gampaha. It has a good playground, so groups can get it to play cricket. It is a good place to visit with kids.
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