peradeniya botanical garden
A Royal Pleasure Garden


Peradeniya Royal Botanical Garden is one of the most beautiful and serene botanical gardens located in the central province of Sri Lanka. It is situated approximately 5 km from the city of Kandy and is considered one of the top-rated tourist attractions in Sri Lanka. Covering a vast expanse of land, it is home to a wide variety of plants, trees and other flora species.

Established in 1821, this botanical garden features a wide range of plant species from around the world, including the Orchid House, Rose Garden, Palm Avenue, Cactus House, and Bamboo Grove. Visitors can stroll around the gardens, enjoying the peaceful atmosphere, stunning natural scenery, and the colorful array of flowers and plants.

Apart from its natural wonders, Peradeniya Botanical Garden also has a rich history. It was once used as a royal pleasure garden for the kings of Sri Lanka and served as a research center for coffee and rubber cultivation during the British Colonial era. Today, visitors can explore the garden’s many pavilions, sculptures, and historical landmarks, such as the imposing Cannonball tree, the Javan fig tree, and the Double Coconut Palm.

These days, Peradeniya Botanical Garden attracts thousands of visitors each year, with its picturesque beauty, rich biodiversity, and cultural heritage. It is a must-visit destination for nature lovers, botanists, and those seeking a peaceful and relaxing escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life.


Useful Tips

  • The best time to visit the garden is between 7:30 am to 10:30 am or from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm as it can be quite hot and crowded during the day.
  • The entrance fee for the garden is Rs. 1500 for foreigners and Rs. 100 for locals.
  • Some of the top attractions in the garden include the giant Javan fig tree, Orchid House, Spice Garden, and the suspension bridge.
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