Royal Botanical Gardens
Royal Botanical Gardens
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Michael Morris
Palma de Mallorca, Spain37 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
We arrived early in the morning and were lucky to get a golf buggy and guide for an additional 1000rps. This helped us cover more than 5km of the beautiful gardens and ensured that we managed to see all the highlights within about an hour. Our guide was lovely! super friendly and informative and gave us good insight into the gardens history and fauna and flora. The entrance fee is 2000rps per person which is very reasonable considering the immaculate condition the garden is kept in. This is a must for nature lovers, photographers and artists!
Written November 19, 2021
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marriott946
London, UK435 contributions
Mar 2022 • Friends
Went at 9am to avoid the crowds although the temperature was low 30's.

Great shaded walkways.

Well laid out, easy to follow on the given map.

Tree signage brilliant with signage making you aware of the
poisoness trees and who planted what. Don't miss it if you visit Kandy.

Written March 9, 2022
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keithY651
London, UK427 contributions
Jan 2020
After a morning in the crazy streets of Kandy, it was lovely to get away from it all and visit the gardens. They are quite expansive and if you have a problem walking then there is a golf buggy type vehicle that goes around the gardens. I do not know how often they operate but the trip lasts about an hour. Best ask at ticket office.
There is a cafe overlooking the expansive lawns about 5 minutes after the entrance and this is a good place to plan your route with the map provided as you enter. The soft drinks were reasonably priced 160 for a Sprite and the cafe has some very clean bathrooms. The gardens are peaceful and whilst there are many more impressive botanical gardens around the world this is a pleasant way to spend couple of hours.
Written January 24, 2020
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sleepybexhill
Bexhill-on-Sea, UK1,497 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
This is a very large, well maintained garden with lots to see as you wander around. You’ll need at least a couple of hours for a quick tour. There is quite a bit of renovation going on so some places are closed. It costs 2000 rupees for foreigners to get in. Street vendors aren’t allowed in so your visit will be relaxed and hassle free. We didn’t visit at the best time of year in terms of flowers, but it was lovely nonetheless.
Written January 23, 2022
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Rashmini Disanayaka
Kadawata, Sri Lanka15 contributions
Nov 2021 • Friends
Peradeniya Botanic Gardens is a unique gift of Mother Nature with its ancient yet beautiful landscape. This garden will be of great use to biologists, as it is home to a wide variety of species. It is also a perfect place for family, friends or lovers to relax and unwind on the go with their children. Even Tulu Latha brings helpful bliss.

In particular, the garden is ready to capture your beautiful moments and create beautiful views by looking around throughout the garden.

No matter how reluctant you are to leave again with the freedom you enjoy throughout the park, you will have to limit your leisure activities to 5 pm whenever you enter the park grounds.
Written January 18, 2022
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Kevin S
Pontypridd, UK5,707 contributions
Jan 2022
Quite expensive to enter for a Sri Lankan attraction, 2000 rupees per person for foreigners. But it is worth it. The grounds are extensive with beautiful trees, palms, shrubs, flowers, a lake etc. You will spend several hours walking around the various paths, sit down and appreciate some views, a very restful relaxing place contrasting with the hustle and bustle of Kandy itself.
Written February 14, 2022
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CheekyLondon
Southend-on-Sea, UK1,772 contributions
Jan 2020
If you have limited time, I would recommend you get the electric buggy around the gardens, for a small extra charge (equivalent to about £1 each). It's a large site and you get to see a lot of it in the buggy. Other groups had their personal guides with them and got a lot more out of it than we did, as ours didn't come in with us. But is was pleasant to be taken round and see the different types of flora and fauna. We also saw the house where Lord Mountbatten stayed during part of the 2nd World War.
Written February 2, 2020
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Karen C
50 contributions
Mar 2020
it was a hot day but the gardens did not disappoint. A favorite place for wedding photography we were lucky to see three separate brides and grooms in the short time we were there. There is a lot to see and a lot we didn't realize was on site. It would pay to do a bit more research before you go so you make effective use of your time.
Entrance fee of 1000 KLR pp cash only no credit cards accepted. This is quite a cheap outing.
Written March 25, 2020
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Saachi Rajiv
Dubai, United Arab Emirates28 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
Needless to say it was a massive spread of various plants and trees from around the world. Well maintained and clean with information on some of them which we found to be useful. Many tourists around due to its popularity though it could never get congested. A huge grassland in the middle gave our kids unimaginable space to play. Alongside was a cafe where I could only spot tourists,the locals were seated down on the grass with their modest meals.
We sat around them too and couldn’t have enough of the fresh air that is usually missing in gulf counties.

At 2000 LKR per adult it was worth our time and effort.
Written January 5, 2020
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Julie F
Nottingham, UK155 contributions
Feb 2020
Large botanical gardens that are doing great work alongside Kew gardens amongst others. Some great tree species to see from around the world , as well as beautiful flowering plants. Loved the avenue of palms, the large , old mahogony tree and the Madagascan 'canon ball tree' with its beautiful fruits shaped like cannon balls and its beautiful flowers. Well laid out, well sign posted and very well maintained. You will probably need 3 hours plus to see it all. Although there is shade , it was hot walking around so take plenty of water. There is a cafe , ideally located by the large lawn if you want to stay longer/ are in need of refreshments.
Written February 27, 2020
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