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Hakgala Botanic Gardens

Badulla Road, Nuwara Eliya 22200, Sri Lanka
+94 52 2 222182
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  • Very good42%
  • Average17%
  • Poor2%
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Travellers talk about
“rose garden” (33 reviews)
“japanese garden” (19 reviews)
“buy plants” (6 reviews)
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Badulla Road, Nuwara Eliya 22200, Sri Lanka
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+94 52 2 222182
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"rose garden"
in 33 reviews
"japanese garden"
in 19 reviews
"buy plants"
in 6 reviews
"entire garden"
in 5 reviews
"nice garden"
in 16 reviews
"old trees"
in 11 reviews
"glass house"
in 4 reviews
"sri lanka"
in 41 reviews
"beautiful flowers"
in 18 reviews
"big trees"
in 5 reviews
"full bloom"
in 5 reviews
"different areas"
in 4 reviews
"nature reserve"
in 4 reviews
"cold climate"
in 7 reviews
"nature lovers"
in 9 reviews
"nice place to visit"
in 10 reviews
"foreign tourists"
in 5 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went in Feb when there was nothing to see. Later in the year when the planting had taken effect it may well be different. It's £7.50 each to enter. The map is ok as a basic check where you are guide but not accurate...More

Thank Maxbrit
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Reviewed 1 week ago

More than the garden, the scenery here is breathtaking so an evening walk in and around the garden is a really nice experience.

Thank S-Silva001
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the gardens on a fine sunny day. Although this is the middle of the planting season we loved the layout of the gardens; the peace and quiet; and the views beyond to the distant mountains. Our two hour stroll was fabulous although like...More

Thank Mike B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it was good experience with family, but there they are poorly maintaining garden than before.but inside of garden there is a palm wild it was awesome. fully greenish full of nature, and before there is lots of kind of flowers and trees but this time...More

Thank Hasna_Haris
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Confused about this one. We were in two minds - whether to see this since we had already done the Royal Gardens in Kandy that were massive!! Not only is this garden smaller, has lesser variety but also priced the same - 1500 LKR for...More

Thank Garytan711
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Reviewed 20 January 2018

We just visited the Hakgala gardens and were disappointed that after paying 1500LKR to enter each the gardens were poorly maintained. The Rose garden was off limits, some of the ponds were empty and the paths were poorly maintained. After paying a hefty entrance fee...More

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Reviewed 12 January 2018

The entry fee for a local is LKR 60 and that for a foreign national is LKR 1500. Not sure if the 25x price difference is justified One possible explanation for the fact we didn't see too many foreign nationals in the park. may be...More

Thank oorsuthis
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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Nice place to wander in the shade and rest as you wander across the hill country. The monkeys were great to watch as the played on the greenhouses. Very fun!

Thank Scdwc
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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

Our driver suggested we stop here on route to haptule and I was thrilled we did - it’s huge and we could have spent more time Wondering around the beautiful diverse gardens and enjoying the impressive views. Lots of local holiday makers but not crowded

Thank CathrynSouthAfrica
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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

This park has various treks and sections so if you love to stroll around and spend time in some greenary, do visit. We enjoyed the walk across various sections of garden

Thank FMK95
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chamila i
20 June 2017|
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Response from Harshana W | Reviewed this property |
Hi,, yes you can see flower. There are two season. First is April, and the next is during the month of August. August is seen as the mini season, and generally is not as grand as April.
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zahran_c
14 March 2017|
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Response from Hasith9684 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. No you are not allowed. Private vehicles are not allowed inside the garden.
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Bishr B
25 August 2016|
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Response from Danushka D | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but limited supply of fresh flowers. If you are looking for flower plants, this would be the cheapest location to buy. Some nice plants are sold Rs 20, Rs 25, Rs 50 which could be easily priced more than Rs 100 out... More
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