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Address: Badulla Road, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
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NOT AS COMPLETE AS THE PERADENIYA BOTANICAL GARDEN BUT IT WORTHS THE VISIT

The most important part of the Hakgala Botanic Gardens are the roses. There is also an interesting Japanese garden.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
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Galle, Sri Lanka
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Nice place to visit. Lot of beautiful flowers in one side. Well maintained. Huge trees on the other side. Gives the feeling of walking on a jungle.

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Opotiki, New Zealand
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Easy walking and beautifully laid out gardens. Hundreds of varieties and plenty of mature trees. Wander through and try to identify the various plants. Enjoy!

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Alexandria Scotland U.K.
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We visited around the date of Buddah's birthday & there were lots of couples celebrating their wedding. They were all quite happy for us to take photos ( we did ask ) Costumes were amazing. Our guide told us that wedding celebrations went on for 2 days. The bride's outfits changed from white on day 1 to red on day... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The most important part of the Hakgala Botanic Gardens are the roses. There is also an interesting Japanese garden.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

March is a Little early for a visit, because the roses are not yet flowering at this time. All the same it was worth the visit to see many other Flowers and especially many exotic big trees.

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Kaohsiung, Kao-hsiung, Taiwan
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65 reviews 65 reviews
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111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

First of all, Google Maps claims this attraction is permanently closed. It is not. However, It's definitely not worth going to in my opinion. It is incredibly expensive for foreigners. First, you have to pay a taxi or tuk tuk to take you there. (We paid 700LKR). Then, you have to pay 22 times the amount locals do. For every... More 

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Doncaster England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Entrance fee of 300 Rupees each and a nice stroll for a couple of hours. Well kept gardens and lawns with interesting plants - worth a visit.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Any traveler visit to NUwaraeliya should visit Hakgala Botanic Gardens as well. This is not just garden it has long history. It has established in 1861. Very colorful garden with different kind of plantations and flowers. Important thing is Travelers not allow to brig any "polythene bags".

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Sri Lanka
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

All types of flora and fauna (if your lucky!).. A lovely peaceful walk through nature at its best. It could be better if it was a bit more organised and the tickets cost less!

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Kandy, Sri Lanka
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Well the gardens are always beautiful but Hakgala clearly have more space to improve ... especially with regard to toilet facilities and food facilities ... but its a beautiful place, and if you are going that way don't forget to stop and enjoy the beauty of nature ...

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