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Royal Botanical Gardens

Peradeniya Road, Peradeniya 20400, Sri Lanka
+94 81 2 388088
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“fruit bats” (144 reviews)
“orchid house” (303 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Peradeniya Road, Peradeniya 20400, Sri Lanka
+94 81 2 388088
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The visit here was wonderful. It is quiet, scenic, colorful. You walk between the most delicate flowers and trees as big and bold that you will feel small and young. I will highly recommend the fascinating orchid house. We only had one hour to spend,...More

Thank Gunn-Berit N
Reviewed yesterday

Dear all , This is the most beautiful botanical garden in Sri Lanka that you must visit. I'm here writing to remind you about entrance fees. Always go there and purchase tickets yourself. Do not give money for 3rd parties. At the entrance there is...More

Thank vinuka2017
Reviewed yesterday

Time and the careful human hand have over the years created a lovely space with a mass of old and interesting trees, a great orchid house etc. visited with a botanist who obviously added to the interest and pleasure. There are more comprehensive gardens in...More

Thank Douglas C
Reviewed 3 days ago

I find it a little poor to pay 1500 rupees each (£7.50/$9.45) to enter what is in effect a park. I understand there is a lot of work going on in the background, and you see this in some of the specialist areas, but it...More

Thank Tricky273
Reviewed 1 week ago

this garden is absolutely worth a visit. Even those who are not botanists will enjoy the various parts of it.

Thank folker_lamote
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am so happy about this trip. Because it is very good experience to us. We went to garden and saw lot of things in it.very happily experience.

Thank Hasaral B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited towards July end and loved every bit of it. Highlights were the trees bearing kingsize coconut & the flying bats!! A must visit if you are with family with young children. One of the best Botanical Gardens you will see in Asia. Highly...More

Thank Srivs1979
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a spectacular botanic garden visited by locals and tourists on the Perahera weekend. There is a grove with trees planted by famous people such as cosmonaut Yuri Gargarin, the PM of Bhutan and other better known heads of state. Some trees were planted...More

Thank embeesyd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

reserve one day for this beautiful place as you will not realize time is going while your at this place. if you are nature lover or romantic couple you going to love this place. you will have bag full of photos while on this place....More

Thank Arosh29
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are interested in tropical plants and bonny gardens then this is the place for you. It is very relaxed and I was particularly taken with the Orchid section and was amazed at the many different varieties to be found.

Thank fraserfritz
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anto t
June 5, 2017|
Response from Sukanya D | Reviewed this property |
We went early in the morning so as to avoid the hot Sun...sorry cannot remember the exact timings. It closes around 6 PM (I think.)
איוב כ
March 18, 2017|
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Response from 88Georgina | Reviewed this property |
You could spend a day here if you like plants and flowers. Otherwise a half day is nice to get a good look around. The Golf cart is good to hire for an hour as you get to see the whole area.
Anushree A
March 6, 2017|
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Response from Sukanya D | Reviewed this property |
Yes. There is a charge and for us the time limit was one hour. We had the large cart...I think 7-8 people could fit in nicely. Heard there are smaller carts too.