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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is the second largest botanical garden in Sri Lanka and worth a visit if you are in Nuwara Eliya. Try to take the buggy service as it is easy and joyful.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Charith B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The gardens have some amazing flora and fauna from every nook and corner of the world. Save yourself at least 1.5 hours and wear comfortable footwear

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank sarahaN5271PX
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

These Gardens are beautifully maintained and the colours of all the flowers are amazing. In another area there are majestic trees and, if you are lucky, you will see bear monkeys, which are large but shy. One suggestion would be to have better signage.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank dodan2016
Reviewed May 11, 2019

A huge number and range of flowers, trees and shrubs, many of which we are familiar with in UK, but somehow these were bigger and brighter. Also saw a large troop of monkeys both large and small babies. They come down to eat the foliage...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank brianbarb2017
Reviewed April 28, 2019

lovely park in Nuwara Eliya,climate too good,had to pay for the entrance tickets,the garden cleaners told us that the April is the best month to visit the park,so many flowers are blooming at that time,nice landscapes,very attractive park,decent and lovely,good for honeymoon couples,we enjoyed lot

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank thikeena
Reviewed April 19, 2019 via mobile

The gardens are quite different to what you will see at Peridiniya due to the cooler climate. It is still very much based around the traditional English style with elements of a cottage garden feel with the flowers on display. For heritage gardens such as...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank MelbourneSeeTheWorld
Reviewed April 17, 2019

A super cool garden. I love this garden just because it has many subtropical and tropical plants. Garden is spread across 68 acres with a huge variety of trees, plants and pretty flowers and more.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank metercj
Reviewed April 16, 2019 via mobile

Large botanic garden established in 19th century, with impressive old trees and many plants from all over the world. Worth a visit when you are around Nuwara Eliya. Adult foreigners pay 1500 LKR, foreign kids 750 LKR.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 7, 2019 via mobile

Good park with lots of photo ops. However, lack of sitting areas, access to water and food makes things bitter for those carrying along kids. Booking of ekarts is not transparent.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank manran16
Reviewed April 2, 2019 via mobile

It was lovely to visit Hakgala Botanical garden, They are providing golf cart services for a small cost such as 7 US dollers and you can visit entire garden by your own buggy On the way they are providing some important information about gardan ,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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chamila i
June 20, 2017|
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Response from Harshana W | Reviewed this property |
Hi,, yes you can see flower. There are two season. First is April, and the next is during the month of August. August is seen as the mini season, and generally is not as grand as April.
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zahran_c
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.
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Bishr B
August 25, 2016|
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Response from danushke2010 | 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
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