Royal Botanical Gardens, Peradeniya

4.6
#1 of 15 in Parks in Kandy District
If you’re a nature lover, don’t miss the chance to take a stroll through Royal Botanical Gardens, the largest botanical gardens in Sri Lanka, boasting more than 4000 different plant species. Established in 1843, the gardens sprawl over 60 ha (147 ac) and house countless local plants, as well as an array of interesting specimens from around the world. Admire the massive fig tree, over 100 years old, the giant bamboo plants, a colorful collection of orchids, and numerous other fascinating trees and flowers. Make Royal Botanical Gardens a centerpiece of your Peradeniya vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Peradeniya trip planner .
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  • Who would like to escape from the hectic city, finds the paradise here. Quiet and secluded, it is here. Most of the facilities are located outdoors, there are only a few isolated greenhouses. The Park is extensive, but should be avoided on public holidays or Sundays because are otherwise very many people frolicking. The journey from the city centre is somewhat nerve wracking and can take a long time through the many ongoing penance.
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  • Its a nice garden with lots of interesting trees to see and experience such as, double coconut (never heard of it before), giant bamboo tree, 25 varietes of grass. The orchid house is nice with some v...  more »
  • A large botanical garden with all kinds of plant species to visit. A private bamboo forest, an orchid House and other interesting trees and plants. A visit during the week is recommended at the weekend the Park is filled with locals, and therefore smaller areas such as the Orchid House are crowded.
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  • With such a large and interesting area to cover, we decided to hire a buggy together with a guide. We thought that the investment of 1000 rupees per hour would not only save us time, guide us to see the highlights of the park with their back stories. It was certain worth the ride on the buggy. Part of this botanical park is more of an arboretum with a host of tropical trees that I have never seen or heard before. Then, there is the magnificent orchid house and there were hosts of plants with flowers along the route. This is also a site for couples getting their pre-wedding photographs taken.
  • Wonderful botanic garden that deserve it’s name. The place is well kept, tidy and beautiful. It’s a feast for the eyes to look at the colourful flowerbeds, pretty orchid garden, cozy plant house. Be sure to carry umbrella for the sun as well as the infrequent rain. It’s a great place for photographers such as myself. Spent many hours in there taking pictures and relaxing in the park. Able to spot some animals such as cows, monkeys, bats and tortoise. Great place to visit, and contribute to the community.
  • Beautiful place for a stroll on a nice day. We spent 1.5 hours wandering around the gardens. I recommend bringing a picnic lunch too – you can sit out in the grassy fields or under a huge tree and enjoy the scenery. The entrance is a bit steep at 1500 LKR.
  • A quiet and picturesque place where you can probably spend more than half a day provided it isn't too sunny and hot. Owing to the greenery, the temperature surely is a bit lower than the township. There aren't much cafes or bistros inside and one should carry sufficient water if one plans to spend more time inside. The orchid house is small though kept well. Though the park closes at 6.30 pm, the orchid house closes at 5.30 pm. The place is well-maintained and surely is worth a visit, though the entrance fee is high.
  • Very huge and huge... lot of rare plant, tree species... Must go for nature lovers.... be prepared for a lot of walking & good photography.. Entry ticket is little costly but its worthy based on the maintenance and unique plant life grown in the garden... Its really a Royal Garden.
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