A botanical garden is a garden which is dedicated to collecting of plants which are named with botanical names in a wide area, cultivation, preservation and exhibit. There are several world famous Botanical Gardens in Sri Lanka. They are Peradeniya Botanical Garden, Hakgala Botanical Garden, Henarathgoda Botanical Garden, Mirijjawila Botanical Garden, Seethawaka Botanical Garden.
Hakgala Botanical Garden
Hakgala Botanical Garden is situated in Nuwara Eliya District in Central Province in Sri Lanka on the Nuwara Eliya-Badulla main road 16 km away fom Nuwara Eliya. It is the 2nd largest botanic garden in Sri Lanka. The park has a cool temperate climate from December to February. The hottest climate is from April to August. 10,000 species of plants were planted during the Nuwara Eliya spring season, and thousands of visitors visit the flowering site. About 500,000 visitors come annually. The garden is famous for its orchids and beautiful roses.
Hakgala Botanic Garden is open to the public from 8 am to 5.30 pm. Plant Nursery is closed at 3pm. Light vehicles are permitted to enter the garden, but if one wishes to explore the beauty of this compact park, they are advised to walk around the garden. The main sections of Hakgala Garden in Nuwara Eliya are Central Pond & Bulb Garden, Lower Flower Garden, Rose Garden, Glass House, Upper Flower Garden, Furnery, Rock Garden.
Contact Number 052 2 222 182
Seethawaka Botanical Garden
Seethawaka Wet Zone Botanical Garden is in Colombo District in Western Province, located in the village of Ilukowita, near Avissawella, Sri Lanka. The Botanic Garden covers 106 acres. The Seethawaka Botanical Garden is built to protect forests and protect the endangered wet lowland forests. There are beautiful flower beds in the garden. Other than that, there are well-paved paths. The garden is well landscaped using the natural setting with minimal modifications. Many trees and plants use name tags to identify them.
Distance between Colombo and Seethawaka Botanical Gardens 41 km
Phone number 036 3795 295Hours: 7.30 pm – 6.00 pm
Victoria Park – Nuwara Eliya
Originally the park was the research field of Hakgala Botanical Garden. The park was formally named in 1897 to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee. The park was established with the planting of its first tree, an Oak, by a visiting German Princess. The Nanu Oya River runs through the park, creating a number of small lakes. A number of rare bird species can be found in the park. At the far end of the park is a small children’s playground and miniature ridable railway.
Henerathgoda Botanical Garden – Gampaha
Gampaha is an urban city in Gampaha District in the Western Province of Sri Lanka. Henarathgoda Botanic Garden is one of the six botanic gardens in Sri Lanka. The Botanic Garden is located on the Gampaha-Minuwangoda main road, 450 meters away from the Gampaha Railway Station. It is about 29 kilometers from Colombo.
Sri Lanka’s first imported rubber tree planted in this botanical garden is the first Brazilian seedling of the Asian rubber tree. The Botanic Garden is surrounded by paddy fields and adjoining the Attanagalu Oya. It is made up of secondary forests as well as stunning landscapes, attractive landscapes. There are about 80 flying squirrels in Sri Lanka, including 18 mammals, 12 butterflies and 10 species of dragonflies. The Botanical Garden is open to the public throughout the year, but the best time to visit the Botanic Gardens is during the monsoon season, when the foliage is covered with foliage and flowering branches. The park is a popular destination for young people.
PERADENIYA ROYAL BOTANICAL GARDEN
Peradeniya Botanical Garden is the best Botanical Garden and the most beautiful Botanical Garden in Asia. It is located in Kandy (Maha Nuwara) district in Central Province. Kandy is the 2nd largest city of Sri Lanka and Peradeniya Botanical Garden is located 6 km from Kandy. It is one of the most popular and attractive cultural place in hill country in Sri Lanka and 2 million visitors come annually. The distant from Colombo to Peradeniya is 110 km. The Botanical Garden is a huge and well organized garden and there are more than 300 various kinds of Orchids. There are spices, herbals, Palmira trees there. It is the national herbarium. The land area of the garden is 147 acres. It is managed by National Botanical Garden Division of Agricultural Department. The Cannon ball tree in this garden has a significant history.
There are well maintained lawns, pavilions, an octagon conservatory, fernery, bank of Bermese, Chinese and Japanese and numerous flower borders with cannas, hibiscus chryshanthymums, croton and colourful bouganvillaea. You will see unusual exotic species, especially Palmira, talipot, royal cabbage and fiscus elastica an amazing avenue of drunken looking pines and some magnificient old specimen trees. There are, fiscus collection, cycod collection, flower gardens, medicinal gardens, cactus house and plant house.There are labled 4000 species including 10,000 plant and trees.In the middle of the garden is an artificial lake of the shape of the island of Sri Lanka.
The Royal Botanical Garden is opened daily from 7.30 a.m . to5.00 p.m
The Mirijjawila Botanic Garden is located in Hambantota District on the Colombo-Kataragama Road. It is the first dry zone garden in the country. It has Mattala International Airport on the left and the Hambantota Port on the right. When the land was allocated for this in 2006, the land was covered with shrubs and other abandoned lands. There are three water tanks named Kohombagasweva, Malitagasweva and Dematagasweva – to protect the moisture of the land.
The total land is 300 acres.
Call: 047 7 429 975