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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  • This type of visit is generally not to my liking, so I was pleasantly surprised to have enjoyed it quite so much. It was included on our Tour itinerary, but I believe entry was about £7 equivalent & w...  more »
  • The First time we found ourselves in this garden in February 2011, but the walk spoiled us with incessant rain. Despite This we loved it and wanted to walk in good weather. And then, eight years later, we were able to do it. The Weather and this time was not the most magical, it was cloudy. But on the other hand, maybe it's good: not so hot. The Territory of the park is quite large and fantastically beautiful. You can spend the whole day in this park, enjoying a leisurely stroll through the numerous alleys and greenhouses. In The garden are numerous plants as growing everywhere, and those that grow only in Sri Lanka. You can talk about the garden endlessly, but it is better to just see it!
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  • This place cant be listed as a must visit. But it has a beauty and calmness of its own. Its a huge place with a huge number of different types of trees. If one visits this place then the Orchid garden is a must visit. It has various types of orchids present. I have taken a few clicks and shared them too.
  • Stunning garden, well laid out, but of course if you go to see one thing, you can be sure you've just missed, or you to early for another. You need a good day and guide to fully appreciate it all. We had a few hours (day trip) but loved it. Seeing the fruit bats was a bonus. I would go again.
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