Royal Botanical Gardens

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Royal Botanical Gardens
4.5
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A must for nature lovers
Mar. 2021
Great verity of trees, plants and flowers. I could see acres and acres of greenery. It takes at least a day to see it all. Nice place to relax. Nice place to picnic and enjoy the nature. Nicely kept garden with lost of space. Ideal to take photos. Enjoyed the green houses with verity of cactus, orchids, roses, tropical flowers and ornamental plants. Could see some birds, butterflies and lots of big bats. The Mahavali River runs along side of it giving some vibrancy. Away from the busy town life and noise. Less crowded when I visited and couldn't see any foreign tourists. Could see many rear plants.
Written May 9, 2021
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dilan m
Sri Lanka31 contributions
So Green
Jan. 2021
Nice place to spend your day with your loved ones. Garden is quite big and well maintained. Easy to find the main route hence signboards are clearly show it. It was my 3rd visit and hope to visit again. Recommend.
Written April 28, 2021
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Fab Zakk
Kandy, Sri Lanka56 contributions
So quiet and peaceful ...
Apr. 2021
Felt in love with these gardens, soo many species of trees and flowers there with little signboards with explanations.
A relaxing moment with lots of birds (and the giant bats that are a bit scary !!) a must see in Kandy, we did love our afternoon there
Written April 12, 2021
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Stefano S
Lusiana, Italy1,060 contributions
Wonderful
Mar. 2020
This garden is wonderful. Due to my healthy situation, I hired a caddy and it was so pleasant and quite to hang out, discovering all those amazing scenographies: the Royal Palm Avenue, the Orchid House, a rubber thee creating a forest all alone (like in the Jungle Book!), a huge selection of different grass samples, a noisy colony of flying foxes (big bats)…Do not miss these garden, walk around and discover yourself your coup de cœur!!
Written February 25, 2021
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elmila
Stuttgart, Germany407 contributions
Awesome botanical garden!
Mar. 2020 • Couples
You can easily spend the half day there. The exhibition has a high variety of local and global plants. We absolutely recommend to go there if you have time.
Written July 29, 2020
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Rikz
Melbourne, Australia6 contributions
Amazing green
Jun. 2020 • Family
We were there with my family and they were enjoying a lot by playing here and there on the grass.
There were lots of historical trees around it and all most every single tree you can find in Sri Lanka you can find a sample here.
Ticket will be around $10 and it’s really worth it. There were lots of tourists there and I guess everybody was enjoying there.
Loved to return to be back.
Written June 10, 2020
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NikkiAnderson
Witney, UK131 contributions
Great visit
Mar. 2020
We stopped at the botanical gardens after visiting the Temple of the Tooth and it was a lovely way to end the day. The gardens are extensive so be prepared for a lot of walking (in the heat!)! Our guide arranged for a tour of the gardens for us and it was great, we got to see the whole area and the different varieties of plants, learn a little about the history of the gardens, and all without breaking a sweat!

Definitely worth a visit if you are in the area.
Written May 10, 2020
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SevenoaksSinjun
Sevenoaks, UK1,524 contributions
Extensive and impressive gardens
Mar. 2020
This is a really attractive large park in the town of Kandy, full of wonderful trees, shrubs and plants, many from different parts of the world. Entry is relatively cheap and I would suggest paying a little extra to tour the park with a driver on one of the electric buggies (it is very hot to walk around and explore the whole park - there's a lot to see and the drivers are quite knowledgeable). Most of the trees etc. have descriptive plaques, and you'll notice from the information that many were planted by famous people, some over a hundred years ago. In one area in some fir trees, you'll almost certainly see roosting bats, which was quite a surprise. The Royal Palm avenue is very nice too. Don't miss the Orchid House near the entrance before you leave. Very good.
Written April 22, 2020
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Laura C
Glasgow, UK119 contributions
Very impressive gardens
Mar. 2020
Went to the gardens with mixed emotions, wasn't too sure I would enjoy it. Wow was I surprised. They are stunning with loads to see. Loved Royal Palm avenue, loved watching the bats flying around in the large fir trees and the orchids were magnificent. Well worth a visit
Written April 20, 2020
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candam
Chorley, UK167 contributions
Fantastic gardens
Jan. 2020
Beautiful gardens and extensive grounds all immaculately kept .Easy to follow route around main sights and we particularly enjoyed the beautiful orchid house.
Written April 2, 2020
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