Botanical Garden

Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens

Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens, the finest of its kind in Asia, the largest of the botanical gardens of Sri Lanka, couldn’t be better located. In the Mediterranean climate of Kandy, the gateway to the Central Highlands, the Gardens, at an elevation of 500 meters above sea-level, were tightly bounded on three sides by a loop of River Mahaweli (Great sandy river), the largest river of Sri Lanka. The town of Peradeniya is located at a distance of 110km from Colombo and another 6km over the Peradeniya Birdge and you are at Kandy, home to the sacred Temple of Tooth. Read more

Hakgala Botanical Gardens

Botanic Gardens at Hakgala were established in 1861 for the purpose of experimentation and promotion of Cinchona cultivation in Sri Lanka. The gardens lying in the hill country among Sri Lanka’s tea plantations in the Nuwara Eliya district are located along the Badulla Road, 9.5 km South-east of Nuwara Eliya, the popular holiday resort.

Situated at an elevation of about 1745 m above mean sea level, Hakgala Botanic Gardens, about 28 hectares in extent, lie under the shadow of the Hakgala Rock (meaning “Elephant’s jaw rock”). This massive rock towers to a height of about 2,200m behind the gardens and the surrounding forest reserve like a solitary giant. The gardens take the shape of several terraces upon the lower slopes of the rock and face the Uva Valley, across which some magnificent views of the Madulsima and the Namunukula range of mountains are seen in the distant landscape. The climate of the Gardens is subtropical, cool, fresh and some what similar to an alpine atmosphere. The temperature ranges from 3°C to 15° C. While the lowest recorded was 3° C. The gardens receive rainfall from two monsoons. The South West from May to August and the North East from October to December, the annual average rainfall being about 2300 mm. Read more

Mirijjawila Botanical Garden

Mirijjawila Botanical Garden is one of the five botanical gardens in Sri Lanka. The other botanical gardens are Peradeniya Botanical Garden, Hakgala Botanical Garden, Henarathgoda Botanical Garden and Seetawaka Botanical Garden. Read more

Henarathgoda Botanical Garden

The Island of Sri Lanka is extremely diverse in terms of its flora and fauna. Though the island has in general tropical climate, there are arid pockets as well. Sri Lanka’s capital is Colombo which is also the largest city. All major activities in the island happen in the capital, mainly in the economic and financial areas.Henarathgoda Botanical Garden is located around thirty kilometres north-west of Colombo, near Gampaha off Colombo-Kandy road.

The variety of trees in this botanical garden is simply incredible and some of the trees are from faraway places like Brazil. Every tropical tree has been represented; or rather trees are there from every corner of the tropical world. It is really something to see a tree from as far away place as Brazil, especially if the tree is something as unusual as the Para rubber tree. Read more

Seetawaka Botanical Garden

Seetawaka Botanical Garden, or Seethawaka Wet Zone Botanical Garden, is one of the five botanical gardens in Sri Lanka. The other four are Peradeniya Botanical Garden, Henarathgoda Botanical Garden, Hakgala Botanical Garden and Mirijjawila Botanical Garden. It is the most recently constructed botanical garden in Sri Lanka. The garden was opened to the public in late October 2014. Read more

Medicinal Plant Gardens

Medicinal Plant Gardens, Ganewatte. Read more