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Hakgala Botanic Gardens

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Address: Badulla Road, Nuwara Eliya 22200, Sri Lanka
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Once a beautiful garden.

During the time I visited, due to a bad drought & pruning of the rose garden, there were not many flowers in the garden. The best time to visit is June to August. Can spend almost... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Gamkula
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Sydney, Australia

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Even though it wasn't the season for flowers in the gardens the hot houses had some really beautiful orchids. At the right time of the year the whole garden would be a mass of colour. We still enjoyed our visit looking at the ferns, Japanese Garden and much more. Definitely worth a few hours of peaceful time.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely garden bordered by hills on one side. However found LKR 1,500 per person for a foreigner bit expensive.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just enjoyed the walk in this garden filled with nature and beautiful flowers. It gives an immense feeling of how beautiful life is.. a good stress buster.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautifully laid out gardens and the bird life is amazing. The layout though is really good no strenuous walking and prices in the park are reasonable.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

During the time I visited, due to a bad drought & pruning of the rose garden, there were not many flowers in the garden. The best time to visit is June to August. Can spend almost a half a day. Nursery was excellent, even in December.

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Thank Gamkula
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The setting of this Park is probably a bigger reason to visit than the Park itself. Sitting under the rock cliffs above, the park is very pretty. If you love trees, this is the place. However, this is a very large place, and very much up and down. Otherwise a typical British style Park. Only go if you really enjoy... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth a visit in the morning. Garden is not much big like Peradeniya Botanical Garden. Flowers are less in some seasons.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

A very expensive ticket gets you an entry to massive garden which is usually littered with newly weds taking photos. It also is not very laid out making it even more uninteresting

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017 via mobile

I loved the hakgala gardens almost as much as Paradynia Gardens. It's cool, calm, and mystical. While it does not have as many prehistoric looking trees like the Paradynia Gardens, it's worth a visit in the early morning hours.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017 via mobile

Me and my friends went there to see the gardens, but when we came to the entrance we saw a big sign of the prices. 1500 for foreigners and 60 for locals, so we left without even entering. Sri Lanka really have to lower the prices for tourist attractions as it's basically only for people with money at the moment.

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