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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  • 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.
  • Hidden in the suburbs of Gampaha town, this nature's secret is a great place to relax and enjoy the green and natural breeze. A remarkable place where you can enjoy with your loved ones and of course to stay away from work stress and troubles.
  • Though this place is attractive, there are lots of things to upgrade. According to the social needs of busy lifestyles today, these places are very useful. Thing that expected to be developed. 1. Modern canteen to cater society with nice food. 2. Manage the place with more involvement of younger generation. 2. Establish acceptable disciplines and avoiding unpleasant behaviour of visitors. 3. Develop a culture that attract the foreign tourists. Bringing more money to sustainable development of the place.
  • Nice and quait place...there are two big playgrounds...you can use this as a educational zone also..because you can learn so many things about agriculture gardening and landscape etc. from this venue
  • It's the worst botanical garden, coz very poorly maintained. But can spent some calm time. Couples everywhere. 😂

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