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“Expensive but nice” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Royal Botanical Gardens

Royal Botanical Gardens
Peradeniya Road, Peradeniya 20400, Sri Lanka
812388088
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“Expensive but nice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

The garden is huge and well-maintained (except the washrooms, which were in extremely bad shape). For someone who has never seen a botanical garden, it would be a paradise. And even if you have seen a few, there are still some interesting plants and trees to see. Some of the spice trees were not named/ their uses not explained, and the same could be improved on. I especially loved the orchid room. The cafe is a respite from the heat and a good place to rest before moving ahead.

Visited October 2012
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“Pleasant and calm, but expensive admission”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

Nice gardens, but costly (by SL standards) with the highlight for us being the huge bats hanging from the trees and making a racket. Some unusual plants and the cafe was not too bad either - kids rated their milkshakes!

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“nice and relaxing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

My Wife and I stopped off here on the way to Kandy. We had our Lunch in the Gardens and was lovely just chilling out watchin the monkeys get up to mischief.

The Gardens are massive though and would need a full day to see them in the full

Visited September 2012
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“Extremely boring”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

If you've seen a few botanical gardens in your life you might want to skip this one altogether. It's not that different from other gardens. It's not very exotical, not very well arranged, Cactus and orchids rooms are small and fail to offer any interesting sight. We were generally disappointed. There are many many better things to see in Sri Lanka.

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“Lovely gardens, nice for a stroll, beautiful orchids!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

Spent about 1.5 hours walking around here enjoying the beautiful orchids and then the native trees. Amazing number of fruit bats in the trees. Lots of birdlife as well. Spotted a non-poisonous snake crossing the path in front of us! Good priced t-shirts sold by vendors out front.

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