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Botanical Gardens in Kandy

Take a calming stroll along the mesmerising Botanical Gardens!
Tourism in Kandy

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About Botanical Gardens in Kandy

The Royal Botanical Gardens in Kandy was once upon a time a walking place for the Britishers and was accessible to the royals of the Kandian era. However, now everyone is allowed to take a stroll along with the lush green gardens of the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens in Kandy. The gardens are a big hit amongst visitors because of its collection of rare flowers, plants, fruits, and trees. It is also considered an important part of the Sri Lankan history and culture. The gardens allow tourists to take a walk around the beautiful gardens and also shop for different plants, flowers, and gardening tools at the shops situated right outside the Botanical Gardens. Tourists can also visit and have a scrumptious meal at the restaurant on the premises of the garden. You can hire a guide to explain the medicinal properties, growing technique, uses of various fruits and conditions needed for each plant and also be informed about the origin of the names of each fruit and flower. The Botanical Gardens in Kandy should be in your must-visit list while touring around the city of Kandy.

History of Peradeniya Botanical Gardens

The Botanical Gardens were initially created by the Kandyan Kings for purposes of growing tea and rubber plantations. However, after the British took over Kandy, the garden was used as Lord Mountbatten’s headquarters. It was also used by the Britishers to take a walk and relax amidst the lush green gardens. It was later developed into a garden with numerous fruits, rare orchids, tall palm trees and various seedlings of foreign plants. The garden reminds the Sri Lankans of the architectural and creative capabilities of the Kandian kings. The Britishers may have modified the garden but the main idea and structure remain the same to this date.

Other Botanical Gardens

The Botanical Gardens are the much sought after tourist attraction in Kandy. However, after visiting the Peradeniya, take a look at the other Botanical Gardens that Sri Lanka has to offer. Each garden has its own charm and beauty regarding the availability of plants and trees. So, check out the other massive Botanical Gardens with lush greenery and various fruits and flowers.

Hakgala Botanical Garden

Hakgala Botanical Garden is the second largest Botanical Garden in Sri Lanka. It is situated in Nuwara Eliya and has a cool temperature. It was initially built to take care of tea cultivation but now tourists can see a variety of subtropical fruits and plants.

Seethawaka Botanical Garden

Seethawaka Botanical Gardens was created for rubber and tea cultivation in the 20th century. Now, tourists will find a variety of Bamboo and endemic plant species that need to be protected. So, you may not get to buy these beautiful plants but will get to view and know a lot about the uses of so many vulnerable plant species in the garden.

Henarathgoda Botanical Garden

Henarathgoda Botanical Garden is a garden that mainly has rubber growing plants and trees. The seeds for rubber cultivation was brought in from the Amazon forest which led to the creation of Henarathgoda Botanical Garden. Tourists can roam around the garden and know about the stories connected to the reason for the presence of a few special trees in the garden. So, the next time you chance upon Sri Lanka, do visit all the Botanical Gardens especially the Peradeniya Botanical Garden.

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    The Royal Botanical Gardens are open on Sundays too. The gardens remain closed only on Fridays.

    Tourists cannot pluck the orchids from the garden but you can purchase these rare flowers from the shops outside the garden.

    They may not ask you to show your ID card every time you visit the gardens. However, you may be asked to show your ID card as a surprise check, so, always keep them handy whenever traveling to any part in Sri Lanka.

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