All Botanical Gardens
- Dry Zone Botanic Gardens, Mirijjawila is one of the five botanical gardens in Sri Lanka and It is the first Dry Zone botanic gardens in the country. This was the first time a botanic garden was set up in Sri Lanka after 130 years. The garden is located in Mirijjawila in Hambanthota District. The construction work of the garden was commenced in 2006 and the first stage was opened for visitors in 2013. The gardens consist of plants, trees and herbal plants that are grown in the dry zone, a butterfly garden, a plant nursery, a student park, a plant conservation unit, a flower garden, and ornamental bushes. Pinpoint External Links Department of National Botanic Gardens web.archive.org
- Henarathgoda Botanical Garden (or Gampaha Botanic Garden) is one of the five botanical gardens in Sri Lanka. The garden is located in the Gampaha District of Western Province, Sri Lanka and it is only 30km away from Pettah. It was established in the year 1876 by the British in order to conduct experiments on exotic economic plants. The first imported rubber tree to Sri Lanka was planted in this garden. The garden is now owned and maintained by the Department of National Botanic Gardens, Sri Lanka. it is spread over 43 acres and now it serves as a tropical low country Botanic Garden. External Links Department of National Botanic Gardens Botanic Gardens Conservation International
- The Seethawaka Wet Zone Botanic Gardens is located in Ilukovita, Avissawella of Colombo District. It was opened to the public in the year 2014 and it is the youngest botanical garden in Sri Lanka. The total land area of the garden is 105 acres. This is a nice place to escape from the busy Colombo within 1 to 2 hours. Because of the greenish surrounding and hilly areas you will feel like you are entering the up country when you go there. The park is mainly two parts. The lower part is well maintained with perfectly cut grasses and beautiful flower beds. The most interesting part of this lower area is the lake. The lake add more beauty to the garden. Visitors can have fun with paddle boats on the lake, The other part of the park is a hilly area. The path to the hill is bit long and the journey is bit tired. Along the route to the hill you can see trees of lots of varieties. You can enjoy walking there with your friends. If you do not like walking, you can arrange a golf cart to go around the park. However, not like in other upcountry gardens here in sunny days you will find bit difficulty to enjoy the nature. To find the best route from your location, enter your current location in the text box bellow the map and hit the “get direction” button.
- The Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens are located in the Kandy District of Central Province, Sri Lanka. The garden is spread over 147 acres. The origin of the garden date back to 1371, the reign of King Wickramabahu III. The garden has more than 4000 species of plants including orchid, spices, medicinal etc… External Links Department of Trade, Commerce & Tourism, Central Province Ministry of Sustainable Development and Wildlife Department of National Botanical Gardens
- Hakgala Botanical Garden is the second largest in Sri Lanka. It is located 10 km away from the Nuwara Eliya town. The cool climate of the garden make you feel more comfortable. The garden was established in 1861 as an experimental cultivation of Cinchona in Sri Lanka. The garden is spread over 28 hectares. There are over 10,000 species of flora planted here. External Links Department of Trade, Commerce & Tourism,Central Provincial Council Ministry of Sustainable Development and Wildlife Department of National Botanical Gardens