Seethawaka Wet Zone Botanic Gardens, Avissawella

#12 of 37 in Parks in Western Province
Being established in the early nineteenth century, the National Botanic Gardens are a pioneering botanical institution in Sri Lanka. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Peradeniya (1821); Botanic Gardens in Hakgala (1861) and Botanic Gardens, Henarathgoda, Gampaha (1876) were established by the British to conduct experiments on exotic economic plants and explore plant wealth in the colony.


To become the scientifically and aesthetically finest Botanic Gardens in the Tropics by 2015, while becoming the pivotal institution for ex-situ conservation of Sri Lankan plants and providing maximum contribution to the economic growth of the country.


To provide opportunities for the public to study, sustainably conserve, and admire plant resources in natural and man-made environments.
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  • As it s not far from Colombo ideal for a day outing.Beautifully laid out garden with a lovely can either walk or get a buggy to go around the garden.Theres s rose garden, herbs garden, ferns....  more »
  • Called their phone number and verified that they are open before visiting. This is maintained by the government. So had to make sure. Some parts of the road were terrible. Parking area was limited...  more »
  • Was patently surprised. The place is clean and we'll maintained. However for a botanical garden the plant collection could be better, it's more if a park to be honest but my wife and I we liked the place
  • good place to visit can reach 1.30 h from Colombo good place to study plants. some roses and sunflowers are there also valuable plants two waterfalls near it (4km) there for visiting this place is not wasting the time

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