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Hakgala Botanic Gardens

Badulla Road, Nuwara Eliya 22200, Sri Lanka
+94 52 2 222182
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“rose garden” (24 reviews)
“nice garden” (15 reviews)
Badulla Road, Nuwara Eliya 22200, Sri Lanka
+94 52 2 222182

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Okay but nothing overly special. Flowers were sparse and mostly dried up. Not too expensive but compared to the prices for the locals, you do feel slightly peeved off looking at the foreigner prices.

Thank Arthie N
Reviewed 4 days ago

Sri Lanka can boast some superior parks (the Kandy Royal Udawattekele, the amazing nearby Peradeniya), and Hakgala is one of the smaller once, less crowded (lots of locals) and not as expensive. These are also scientific research stations on indigenous plants, including the worlds finest...More

Thank AnnefromBelgium111
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rather crowded. Very poor sights of flowers or trees, especially compared to what it used be. Needs to be cared for better and perhaps times set apart for school visits.

1  Thank Sharika40
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyed getting close to nature at this botanical garden. It's not as large as the Peradeniya gardens in Kandy but it is beautiful. Due to aching muscles from our World's End trek the day before, we hired out a golf cart to take us...More

Thank keikods
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a medium size garden , not too much detailed information labeling plants or scientific organization , however it is definitely an elaborate work which started in 1861 , has surprising collection of well organized trees and flowers arranged in a very beautiful and...More

Thank Koteiba
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice Botanical Garden with lots of trees, shrubs, flowers, bushes on hilly terrain. For foreigners, it is a bit expensive, Rs.1500 (USD =10). Those who can not walk on hilly areas, are discouraged. Lots of ups and downs. I was getting tired. On my...More

2  Thank Kaniz K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really nice botanical gardens primarily frequented by locals (a young couple asked to take a selfie with me so Westerners not all that common apparently). Not too large, great for a couple of hours seeing some really beautiful flowers, trees & shrubs (greenhouse and rose...More

Thank Shutupdonny2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful Botanical gardens, you will see lot of flowers, trees, birds, monkeys, open spaces for kids to play, you will walk along the river, do check out the suspension bridge.

Thank Aastha2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Way more interested by the ferns and the lush tropical part than the rose garden. This part is very impressive.

Thank Aburel
Reviewed June 20, 2017

Lots of different flowers and trees, nice view of the surrounding mountains. Spacious setup, so very relaxing. Only a bit on the expensive side, 1500 roepie ($10) per person, where the locals get in for 60 roepie ($0,40)

Thank Dax J
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chamila i
June 20, 2017|
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Response from Kazi Y | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure. We went there in Oct and there were plenty of blooming flowers.
March 14, 2017|
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Response from Hasith9684 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. No you are not allowed. Private vehicles are not allowed inside the garden.
Bishr B
August 25, 2016|
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Response from Danushka D | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but limited supply of fresh flowers. If you are looking for flower plants, this would be the cheapest location to buy. Some nice plants are sold Rs 20, Rs 25, Rs 50 which could be easily priced more than Rs 100 out... More