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Royal Botanical Gardens, Peradeniya

Categories: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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4.5/5 based on 2,000+ reviews on the web
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. Plan to visit Royal Botanical Gardens and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Peradeniya attractions using our Peradeniya holiday planner.
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  • just outside the city centre is this well maintained garden. We have what sections chosen because otherwise too much running was. the Orchid greenhouse is definitely worth
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  • Beautiful, well maintained gardens, well-stocked with a wide variety trees and flowers. Manicured lawns. The highlight for many is the orchid house, although I preferred the colourful bougainvilleas. ...  read more »
  • I'm not a fan of plants, but this garden was impressed! As the Council-for 1000rupij can take a buggy with driver-will be able to see much more!
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  • A tad expensive if you're a foreigner, but they offer student discounts. 1,100 LKR for adults and 825 for students. The buses from Kandy to towns in this direction stop right at the entrance, no need to spring for a tuktuk. The gardens themselves are a lovely way to spend an afternoon. They're is so much area to wander around and some interesting pieces like the clusters of giant bamboo or memorial trees planted by important heads of state. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring mosquito spray.
  • too expensive for tourists in my opinion. If you are going in directions to Adam´s Peak, Nuwara Eliya, Ella, you will find all these plants everywhere. Entry fee is 1500 Rupees for foreigners, locals pay 60 Rupees!!! Really, don´t go there if you are longer in SL
  • Lovely place to spend some time. Well maintained. A tourist attraction. Easy to reach by a vehicle or by bus.
  • One of the best gardens I would recommend to visit. The tress and landscape design were setup by the British during colonialism. The Java willow tree being the highlight of attraction. Worth the visit!
  • The largest botanical garden in Sri Lanka that nourishes number of endemic and other plants and trees. Beautifully maintained. A must see in Sri Lanka
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