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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  • This is a beautiful garden and a welcome haven from the busy centre of Kandy. There are so many interesting and unusual plants and it is a real joy to wander around for a few hours - I definitely reco...  more »
  • Located about 10-15 kms away from kandy city. Its a huge botanical garden thats been developing from the last 100 years or so. Its beautiful and its huge. U can just keep walking for hours. Theres so ...  more »
  • This place cant be listed as a must visit. But it has a beauty and calmness of its own. Its a huge place with a huge number of different types of trees. If one visits this place then the Orchid garden is a must visit. It has various types of orchids present. I have taken a few clicks and shared them too.
  • Stunning garden, well laid out, but of course if you go to see one thing, you can be sure you've just missed, or you to early for another. You need a good day and guide to fully appreciate it all. We had a few hours (day trip) but loved it. Seeing the fruit bats was a bonus. I would go again.
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