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 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 »
  • This is a really attractive large park in the town of Kandy, full of wonderful trees, shrubs and plants, many from different parts of the world. Entry is relatively cheap and I would suggest paying a....  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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