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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  • Fabulous botanical gardens, very well maintained and a must see when visiting Kandy. The variety of trees, plants and fauna are amazing, we followed the path along the river and came to the... 
    Fabulous botanical gardens, very well maintained and a must see when visiting Kandy. The variety of trees, plants and fauna are amazing, we followed the path along the river and came to the...  more »
  • These gardens are a must see in Kandy - they are absolutely beautiful...the flying fox bats by the river were spectacular... 
    These gardens are a must see in Kandy - they are absolutely beautiful...the flying fox bats by the river were spectacular...  more »
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  • Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya, Kandy, is a wonderful place to visit. The entrance fee itself is very reasonable. However, the garden is huge. It should 146 acres and trying to take in the whole garden in a single visit is a gargantuan task. The layout is wonderful and so pleasing to the eyes. The varieties of plants is simply mind boggling. It has a large collection of orchids as well as a rose garden. It's visited by a number of foreigners who, I noticed, were looking at plants and taking down notes. Obviously, they are bidding botanists in the making. They also have buggy carts to take people around the gardens (at a very reasonable price). It's helpful to those who find it difficult to walk the winding and beautifully adorned paths. A lot of thanks to the Department of Agriculture who have taken the trouble to look after three garden with such care and love. A word of thanks is also due to the workers who daily water, prune and maintain all those plants and flowers. All in all, a place worth a visit!
  • Beautiful landscape and a wonderful place to spend some time with family and friends. Recommended for your special occasions photography. Every season of the year is beautiful in certain ways not only the flowers, the place and the trees gives a nice view.

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