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Henerathgoda Botanical Garden

Gampaha, Gampaha 11000, Sri Lanka
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Lush greenery in Gampaha!

Established in 1876 by British botanists in order to support their experiments regarding rubber... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Anuka C
via mobile
A nice outing near Colombo

Sri Lanka has a number of botanical gardens and the Henerathgoda Botanical Garden is equidistant... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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Gampaha, Gampaha 11000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Established in 1876 by British botanists in order to support their experiments regarding rubber yielding plants in Asia. They obtained seeds from Amazon forests and planted. Experiments were conducted by Royal Botanical garden of Kew. So they did number of experiments both in India and...More

Thank Anuka C
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Sri Lanka has a number of botanical gardens and the Henerathgoda Botanical Garden is equidistant from Colombo and Negombo and well worth the visit to get away from city life. The garden is smaller than the main one near Kandy but, nevertheless, still requires a...More

Thank Maioha
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Cool climate in these days. But may be hot also. You should bring food n beverages. There's only one cafe and not enough selections there. There are too play ground a and you should pay to play there. Should call and reserve earlier the play...More

Thank Nirosha D
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

The visit, although short, was a total delight. I highly recommend getting a tour guide with you as it is worth getting all the explanations and some curiosities pointed to you.

Thank bilibel
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Can see the first rubber plants and fine orchids. Full of lovers. Many not behaving the way expected from Sinhala Buddhists. Not a suitable place for a decent family with children due to unsocial behaviour of lovers.

Thank Anton E
Reviewed 31 January 2017

This place is situated near Gampaha town. One of the oldest botanical gardens in Sri Lanka where you can see the remains of the very first rubber plant in here. There is a large ground too. Also you can have a boat ride in the...More

Thank Tharaka D
Reviewed 18 December 2016

not big as peradeniya botnaical garden, but a great place to relax and enjoy the calm nature. located in western province nearby colombo. the only botanical garden in sri lanka located outside the hill country. popular place among locals.

Thank chathusum
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Henarathgoda Botanical Garden is a place to relax with kids after a busy week. It's so nice and cool place.

2  Thank Lion Dharshana W
Reviewed 2 November 2016

A great place to walk and have fun along with friends and family and to calm your mind.Good for nature lovers in the city.

Thank Hesha17
Reviewed 11 March 2016

The Botanical Garden was very welcoming from the start. The information gave a clear idea about the historical importance of the garden (including the first rubber tree). All the trees were labelled clearly. The wide expanse of the garden allowed lots of romantic strolls by...More

1  Thank FergusNicoll
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