Royal Botanical Gardens, Peradeniya

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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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  • We visited the botanical garden in ghe afternoon, it was very sunny so would recommmend on taking a hat if you visit in the aftrnoon. Really beautiful calm surrounding. Edicational as well. Loved...  more »
  • We were there with my family and they were enjoying a lot by playing here and there on the grass. There were lots of historical trees around it and all most every single tree you can find in Sri...  more »
  • We stopped at the botanical gardens after visiting the Temple of the Tooth and it was a lovely way to end the day. The gardens are extensive so be prepared for a lot of walking (in the heat!)! Our...  more »
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  • Nice and scenic place. best to visit by 10 am or so. it can get quite hot even though it is surrounded by lovely plants and trees. well maintained garden.
  • Amazing day out. I wish I’d got here earlier and spent the whole day. Is would’ve brought a picnic, a blanket and my book and just chilled. We walked around for about 2/3 hours to see everything and could’ve easily seen more. Never seen so many trees in my life!
  • Very beautiful place. Worth visiting. We were in Kandy only for a few hours, we went only there, but from what I saw the city was not very pleasant, so I think it was the right choice to visit the garden. Careful for monkeys when you eat. They will want your food...
  • Definitely worth spending an hour or two looking around. Great place for a lazy afternoon too. Some nice plants and trees, but the monkeys are the best bit. They seem to really enjoy the place so you can get some lovely photos.
  • Amazing place. The botanical gardens have plants and trees from all over the world flourishing in their climate. Very well maintained. The bats were interesting I have never seen so many together before (in the trees next to the river) We went to the canteen and bought a local lunch ate on the lawn. It was delicious. Loved our time here.

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