Mirijjawila Botanic Gardens

Mirijjawila Botanic Gardens

Mirijjawila Botanic Gardens
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Nish
Panadura, Sri Lanka20 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
The garden is well maintained no doubt with a great effort. The visit is worth for the money we spent. There are many trees which we never get a chance to see within our life time. Even the garden is locate in dry zone in Sri Lanka you can see there are tress which grows wet zone too. The trees look very healthy.
Written September 10, 2020
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1LifeStand
Colombo, Sri Lanka5,119 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2013 • Friends
Henarathgoda Gardens, Gampaha was the last botanical garden established at by the British in 1876. The Mirijjawila Botanical Gardens is the newest and is a dry zone gardens which is the largest in Sri Lanka.

It was declared open in Nov 2013 and as of now has very little educational value. Plants are hardly named, pathways are not systematically marked and overall it looks like its still in the making. Maybe give it a few years to blossom.

http://www.botanicgardens.gov.lk/mirijjawila/
Written December 30, 2013
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Tharindu k
Kandy, Sri Lanka233 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
I was mesmerized to find such a place in this part of the island! Being in the dry zone the staff is maintaining the facility properly and their efforts must be appreciated! Garden is one of the largest in the country I guess, hence I do not think that one can cover the whole place in a day! I was there for a program and was really happy to see their facilities as well! If you are traveling Hambantota, this place is a must go!
Written December 8, 2019
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Nilmini D
Colombo, Sri Lanka257 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Friends
This seems to be the only botanic garden in dry zone of Sri Lanka. Very Large Garden but we could not see much crowds like in Peradeniya or Haggala gardens.
Written September 4, 2017
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460kismet
Ludenscheid, Germany167 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Family
everybody must try out. nice destination even it is sunny. good vegetation. less cost and funny way to observe.
Written June 6, 2015
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The Travel Couple - Chathu & Ishanka
Kalutara, Sri Lanka991 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
It’s hard to believe such a place exists in the dry zone of Sri Lanka. This is the latest addition to the list of botanical gardens in Sri Lanka. It is built well planned and the best place to see and learn about dry zone plants. Don’t expect to see flowers here like peradeniya or hakgala. Garden is so big, you won’t be able to cover the whole of it by foot. Best is to get a battery operated vehicle which is only 500 for 4 persons and 1000 for 7 8 people. Best to visit in morning and evening as the extreme dry weather with strong sunshine will ruin your visit in noon. There are some shops available in the entrance. Toilet facilities are clean and good. Make sure to wear a hat and sunglasses to be comfortable. Altogether worthwhile the visit.
Written May 29, 2019
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_erangame86
Gampaha, Sri Lanka149 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Family
Great place yet unpopular among place in Sri Lanka. This is a Dry Zone Botanical Garden. I went there around 2017 November and it was around 75% completed.
We can buy a transport at a reasonable price, at a time 8 people can travel.
Indore gardens were completed. 2 entrance are available as well.
Written October 8, 2018
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Weliglah
Colombo, Sri Lanka35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
The botanical garden has been opened in 2013 and is in the process of becoming a botanical garden full of beauty. The only thing that is preventing it is the time the plants take to properly grow. We met an awesome buggy driver plus guide 'Vijayakumara' who knew all the kinds of trees, the history, etc., which he talked about with passion. This is located in the dry zone so its hot, etc. Best way to visit is to get a buggy for (abt 7 ppl) & it costs less than $10.
Written July 21, 2018
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Yashen
Colombo, Sri Lanka72 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Business
I did not know about this Botanical Garden until I visited it few weeks back. It is the Biggest Botanical Gardens in Sri Lanka, approx. 300 acres. Mainly focused on the dry zone trees and plants. It is still not crowded and some parts are still under constructions. I found it very interesting. Good for those who are interested in plants, trees, birds and butterflies. I would highly recommend you hire a buggy. Walking under the direct sun is difficult as the area is quite large. The facility has clean and well maintained toilets and a reasonably spacious car park. Good site to visit. Near Habarana Kataragama Road.
Written June 28, 2016
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Ranatunge J
Colombo, Sri Lanka13 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2014 • Family
A nicely planned botanical garden with enough allocated space for future expansions. As still the garden is under construction, 1 to 3 year old growing plants could be seen everywhere in the garden. Surrounding is too dry and feel hard to walk or stay for hours. Thanks for the guides who just took us around the garden on wheels.
Written April 16, 2014
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