Diana Spice Garden

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Diana Spice Garden
3.5
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24855SarahS
Teddington, UK12 contributions
Interesting garden and informative ayurvedic Dr.
Jan 2019 • Friends
It was an interesting visit round a very small spice garden, our guide ( a Dr in ayurvedic medicine) was informative. We were then given a mini massage and told about all the very organic herbs and spices of the highest quality that they sell.
We were taken in!! It was very expensive and as in previous posts all this can be bought in the local markets - though some would be of inferior quality. We did buy some aloe vera cream which when compared to the stuff that is sold in the market is obviously better quality. Tea is definitely not worth buying here, in fact the tea we bought in the market tastes better than from the spice garden. Think we were taken in by our driver who suggested we visit - he was probably on commission.
Written January 24, 2019
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Azam H
Malaysia25 contributions
Over priced spices which is available in super markets
Oct 2018
All this spices are not really the grow, I check the spices which is cheap in srilanka super markets, this place is a scam they will rip you off, even tour guides and drivers take us to get there commission be aware
Written October 7, 2018
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Kep70
Brigg, UK451 contributions
Expensive
Feb 2018 • Couples
The tour was very interesting and informative, my husband was not happy as the guide decided to demonstrate the hair removal cream on the middle of his leg. Surprising what you can do with herbs and spices in medicine but I am not convinced that they all work although the locals swear by them. I think you have to take them from a very early age to have any benefit. You get to have a massage at the end but they do try and pressure you to purchase the very expensive goods and like everywhere else lose interest in you if you do not wish to do so. If you want to purchase the items you are better going to local pharmacies in and around the villages that are usually family run as these are at least 20% cheaper. There are also lots of spice garden situated through the island.
Written March 7, 2018
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shanghaijonas
Shanghai, China157 contributions
Very nice guide
Dec 2017 • Family
A small but nice spice garden. A very nice guide showed us around “the garden” with different spices and herbs. Even our teenagers were very interested. We tried very tasty chocolate and tea. As the guiding was for free, of course after the walkthrough they showed their products and their small shop. We bought a couple of things to show our appreciation.
The location on TripAdvisor is wrong but we have reported this so hopefully it will change.
Written December 23, 2017
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anita d
Manchester, UK20 contributions
Very interesting
Mar 2017 • Friends
We visited this spice garden as part of our tour .it was a wonderful place and extremely interested we were welcomed with some lovely warm spice tea which is good for stomach problems. We had a free facial using the sandlewood cream which I personally love the way it makes my skin feel . Also a free va k massage using pure oils. There is a shop to buy but there was no pressure. . I purchased quite a bit .
Coco powder: I can't get it to taste the same as we had . Unsure what I am doing wrong .
Spice tea: . It is lovely and does settle the stomach.
Sandlewood beauty cream: I love it I leave on over night and love the smooth appreance will defo have to reorder when is gone.
Red oil: I purchased for mother who has arthritis in knees she says it has help ease the pain at night .
Hair removal cream: not so sure about this was a very small pot and was told to apply every day for a week nothing much happened so will stick to shaving .
Over all a great and fascinating afternoon.
Written April 20, 2017
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Ccabell
58 contributions
Pleasure to learn
Feb 2017 • Family
We got the whole tour and it was a real pleasure to learn so much about the plants and spices and how they are used for medicinal and health purposes. Our guide kept everyone including the kids engaged.

We bought a number of the products w great satisfaction.
Written March 26, 2017
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kitwanderlust
Singapore, Singapore130 contributions
Tried the oils
Jun 2016 • Couples
I bought the following products

1) Yogi Tea - It is nice and warming to the stomach. The one they serve is really good and I weren't able to replicate even after following the printed instruction.

2) Cocoa Powder - It taste natural and good. Similarly, the drink they serve is a lot better than the ones I made even though I followed the printed instruction.

3) Sandalwood cream - It does get absorb into skin. I tend to have oily skin hence I leave the cream on for 30 minutes and rinse of excess. But when I try to rinse off, the cream seems to be absorbed into skin. Feels smooth when I wake up in the morning. The texture of the cream is not entirely smooth but not as coarse as a scrub. (Perhaps it is so natural? that the ingredient is not refine?)

4) Herbal Balm and Red Oil - Initially I was skeptical, although I did experience the demo massage at the garden. I tried the oil+balm on my knee joints. I have to say it is good and relieving. Even better than the wintergreen essential oil I have been using. Now I do not know how I am going to get more supplies :)

5) Detox concoction - One bottle looks like lime mixture and the other honey (bees are still in it). The thing is I wasn't able to drink it for long as I have a back injury and detoxing at this time is not a good idea.

I do find the products pricey. But i guess we do pay a lot for branded lotions which may not even contain the utmost pure and natural stuff. These products may not have the packaging and make us feel worth the buy.

I am most happy with the Red Oil and Herbal Balm! and may have to get them to deliver if I cannot get it in my local country!
Written October 2, 2016
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kitwanderlust
Singapore, Singapore130 contributions
Broadening
Jun 2016 • Couples
Being a city dweller, it is an eye opening to see so many varieties of spices grown literally in the backyard (demo spice garden). Mr Thiru, herbalist, explained it well and gave us small samples of leaves and barks to smell touch and taste. it was a hands-on lesson and I wish my Science lessons then was like that.

There was demonstrations on how to massage and he also demonstrated for us. This is a typical sales technique. Personally I use essential oils and pure oils I buy from Seed to Seal companies are expensive. You get the real thing here.

So yes, I did buy some products - Spice Team set, beauty cream, herbal balm and hot oil.

If you resonate with the products, don't hesitate to buy.
Written June 12, 2016
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Fairyemperess
London, UK4 contributions
good explanation of herbs
Mar 2016 • Solo
The guide was very good in explaining about the herbs/plants. However then you have these products to get. You are not obliged, but the pressure is there. They are are at all cheap, especially considering that they lack of a label or any information on the product whatsoever.
Written April 16, 2016
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Kilwinnkie
Kilwinning, UK802 contributions
So many!
Feb 2016 • Friends
This area has so many spice gardens, all dong the same. However, as part of tour found it informative. Did not buy much at end of tour and turned down a massage. But....on holiday so worth seeing and getting the background to the local ways re medicines.
Written March 9, 2016
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