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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  • Lovely place to visit. We only managed to be able to stay a couple of hours but if you can stay longer it is well worth it. Beautiful and clean and plenty of information regarding the plants...  more »
  • Arrived here with our guide and had a lovely walk around the gardens, wild monkeys roam around the gardens and provide some entertainment. There is also a large number of fly foxes who hang out in...  more »
  • One of the must visit destinations in Kandy. The garden is very big & needs enough time to get a good tour. There are hundreds types of plants & many trees were planted more than 100 years ago. They are really giving special care to the place. It’s very clean, neat & well maintained. The suspension bridge is having very nice view to the river. Nice photos could be taken on it. The garden is a very good destination for relaxation.
  • Amazing place. Our driver said it would take an hour and my son and I spent nearly 3. Really well maintained and some great specimens. Don't miss it even though they dun foreigners with a hefty entrance fee...still worth it
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