Henerathgoda Botanical Garden, Gampaha

(3.7/5 based on 25+ reviews on the web)
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  • The visit, although short, was a total delight. I highly recommend getting a tour guide with you as it is worth getting all the explanations and some curiosities pointed to you.  more »
  • Can see the first rubber plants and fine orchids. Full of lovers. Many not behaving the way expected from Sinhala Buddhists. Not a suitable place for a decent family with children due to unsocial beha...  more »
  • This place is situated near Gampaha town. One of the oldest botanical gardens in Sri Lanka where you can see the remains of the very first rubber plant in here. There is a large ground too. Also you c...  more »
  • Henarathgoda Botanical Garden is one of the five botanical gardens in Sri Lanka. The newest additions to the 140-year-old botanical garden include boat rides at the Attanagalu Oya and a bridge over the river. The garden hosts an extensive collection of palms, orchids and trees endemic to the country. The garden is also home to nearly 80 bird species including ten endemic species, 18 species of mammals including Sri Lankan flying squirrel(Petaurista philippensis) and 12 species of butterflies and 10 species of dragonflies. It is divided into an orchid garden, which hosts a rare specimen of Queen of Orchids(Cattleya), forest path, palms garden, Japanese garden, Educational garden and a medicinal garden, which houses a collection of trees producing arrow poison from Africa and Malaya such as Antiaris toxicaria. Although the garden is open to the public throughout the year, the best period to visit the botanical garden is following the monsoon season which leaves the foliage brimming with vibrancy and in numerable blooms.
  • Henarathgoda Botanical garden have the first rubber tree in Sri Lanka. It have beautiful flowers, trees and playgrounds. It is the real place to visit for families. This is one of the best botanical gardens in Sri Lanka
  • Henarathgoda Botanical Garden is situated in Gampaha-Minuwangoda main road, 450 m away from Gampaha railway station.
  • Good place to visit with family and babies. have two playgrounds to play and boat rides also really good. They will charge 1000lkr for the preshoots/ Wedding shoots and worth to do a photography session on here.
  • In 1876 this land was used by British rulers to cultivate Rubber. In later, rubber seeds and plants were imported from Royal Kew botanical garden and planted in this land. This process was supervised by Muhandiram A. De Zoysa, who appointed by British rulers at that time in Sri Lanka. Later this land was transformed in to a Botanical garden. In here there is the first rubber tree in Sri Lanka, as well as some valuable trees from 19th century can be seen.