Seethawaka Wet Zone Botanic Gardens, Avissawella

#12 of 35 in Parks in Western Province
Garden · Nature / Park
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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  • I travel there more than 2 times. It has nice view. Its better to visit there evening or morning. There have natural water springs as well. Environment is cool.  more »
  • Seethawaka Wet Zone Botanical Garden is situated in Colombo district and not far from Colombo. It was started in 2014 for the research purpose and currently a well famous place at area. The lower...  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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