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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  • The garden is very big. You could spend half a day for sure just walking around. It's a really nice place to visit. Unfortunately we didn't had enough time available to see the whole garden. I think w...  more »
  • Beautiful park with more than 4000 species of plants, very well maintained. To visit without hesitation. Lots of monkeys on the loose in the park. A haven of peace... Go for it!!
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  • 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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