Royal Botanical Gardens, Peradeniya

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Garden · Landmark
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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  • Great verity of trees, plants and flowers. I could see acres and acres of greenery. It takes at least a day to see it all. Nice place to relax. Nice place to picnic and enjoy the nature. Nicely kept....  more »
  • Nice place to spend your day with your loved ones. Garden is quite big and well maintained. Easy to find the main route hence signboards are clearly show it. It was my 3rd visit and hope to visit...  more »
  • 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!

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