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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  • Peaceful haven to visit and take time out to walk around all the lovely trees and and plants. Make sure to go into the Orchid of vibrant colours and peace  more »
  • This is an excellent botanical site. I would suggest allowing a morning or afternoon to undertake a full visit. We benefited from a guide who could tell you about the various trees etc. A visit to...  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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