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Royal Botanical Gardens

Peradeniya Road, Peradeniya 20400, Sri Lanka
+94 81 2 388088
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Peradeniya Road, Peradeniya 20400, Sri Lanka
+94 81 2 388088
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Reviewed today via mobile

Beautiful landscape well laid out first class maintenance huge variety of plants colourful flowers astounding array of birds. Need a minimum of 1 hour just to walk around. 2 hours if you want to view at a leisurely stroll. For nature lovers not to be...More

Thank CKE383
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had a very pleasant walk around this huge garden. Very well maintain and lots of really old trees.

Thank ChangBoris
Reviewed 3 days ago

Even the rain did not bother the experience. The place is really beautiful. Wonderfully peaceful. Different trees, plants and a lot more. I recommend! Take the local bus from the clock tower. It costs about 17 rupiah per person. And if you are a student,...More

Thank EmppuL
Reviewed 6 days ago

The area was huge and getting lost is inevitable so don't forget to grab a map before starting your excursion. We were stunned by the charming landscape, centuries old trees, lovely flowers, and the likes. Wildlife is very active here so get ready to say...More

Thank Akimoto K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The botanical gardens are well worth a visit, covering a large area of ground which is nice to walk around. As far as botanical gardens go we have visited, larger and more diverse ones in other countries so if you are visiting specifically to see...More

Thank Pete F
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are interested in plants, especially trees, this is a great garden to visit. There are so many different type of trees age more than 100 years and still growing well. We learnt something about the male and female coconut trees, two trees grow...More

Thank Lee0802
Reviewed 1 week ago

These gardens were huge. It was important to stay with the guide as you could easily get lost if you were reading the information about the history of a tree and then realising that your guide had moved on. This is where a brochure/guide comes...More

Thank Janet O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A bus runs directly from the bus station to the large Botanical Gardens. It is a very well laid out garden ,with many varieties of trees,palm trees, and bamboos; including well planted avenues of trees. There is a good amount of shade,with gentle slopes, and...More

Thank blackpoolsteve2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Royal Botanical Gardens is quite big and you need min 3 to 4 hour when you like to visit this garden. As it's quote big and lot of flowers are there to see in the garden. We have a very short time to see this...More

Thank zahidraf
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Expensive ($10usd per person). You can see a lot of these trees and plants in other countries. Maybe we came here at the end of the day and we were tired/jaded but we found it to be a waste of money. It's mostly local couples...More

Thank Margaret C
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Craig W
6 October 2017|
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Response from vinay k | Reviewed this property |
1500 LKR for adults and 750 LKR for kids
anto t
5 June 2017|
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Response from Hasna_Haris | Reviewed this property |
everyday 7.30am to evening 5.30pm
איוב כ
18 March 2017|
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Response from 88Georgina | Reviewed this property |
You could spend a day here if you like plants and flowers. Otherwise a half day is nice to get a good look around. The Golf cart is good to hire for an hour as you get to see the whole area.