Mirijjawila Botanical Garden, Hambantota

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Mirijjawila Botanical Garden is one of the five botanical gardens in Sri Lanka. The other botanical gardens are Peradeniya Botanical Garden, Hakgala Botanical Garden, Henarathgoda Botanical Garden and Seetawaka Botanical Garden.
Mirijjawila Botanical Garden is located on the Colombo-Kataragama main road. It has the Mattala International Airport on its left side and the Hambantota Harbour on its right side.
This land was covered with thorny shrubs and abandoned chena lands, when it allocated for this purpose in 2006. Three water tanks named Kohombagas wewa, Malitthangas wewa and demataththa wewa, are constructed in the garden premises to preserve the moisture of the land.
The total area of the botanical garden is about 300 acres.
In summary, the objectives of establishing this botanical garden is: Ex-situ conservation of dry and arid zone plants of Sri Lanka. Dry zone landscape improvement.Ecotourism promotion.Providing knowledge and training on botany and floriculture.Promoting medicinal herbs.Studies on lesser known and under utilized plants in the dry zone.
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  • It’s hard to believe such a place exists in the dry zone of Sri Lanka. This is the latest addition to the list of botanical gardens in Sri Lanka. It is built well planned and the best place to see and...  more »
  • We visited on a weekday morning while passing Hambantota on our way to Tissamaharama. Though not publicized much, this is an amazing place in which a vast collection of wet & dry zone plants including...  more »
  • Great place yet unpopular among place in Sri Lanka. This is a Dry Zone Botanical Garden. I went there around 2017 November and it was around 75% completed. We can buy a transport at a reasonable price...  more »
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  • This is truly impressive work. Friendly staff and good guidance. If you haven't been you are missing 300 acres of beauty of its own.
  • Nice place for a day out with family. Still developing the park and need more maintenance on the garden. Worthy to visit
  • Very nice place to visit ,It was nicely planned garden as other countries. It needs some years to grow up the trees and plants of flowers. But it is very attraction.
  • One of the best kept botanical gardens in SL. really beautiful staff is very friendly. It is must visit place if you go to Hambantota
  • It is a better place to having a educational and funny experience in a garden. we have to highlight the transport service in side the garden by mini bus. It is increase the value of the garden because, it may difficult to work in garden due to sun sunshine.
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