Discover The Peradeniya Botanical Gardens with an expert in botany and storytelling, who will intrigue and inform as you meander through its impressive grounds.
With a remarkable and international collection of delicate orchids and established trees and plants, some even imported from Kew Gardens in London, the Botanical Gardens is the largest of its kind in Sri Lanka and a joy to explore with your host. Once a garden reserved only for royalty and also serving as a headquarters during the Second World War, the gardens are steeped in tales to be shared on your stroll through its enchanting grounds. He will guide you along a circular walk through the leafy pleasure gardens that prosper in the Mediterranean climate of Kandy and attracts tourists, couples and families from all over the world.
Peradeniya Royal Botanical Garden is located in just 6 km from city of Kandy and Kandy is the 2nd largest city in Sri Lanka. In the Central Province of Sri Lanka. It is near the Mahaweli River, the longest river in Sri Lanka. Royal Botanical garden is one of the best botanical garden in Sri Lanka and one of the most beautiful one in Asia.Â
It is very famous for the large collection of orchids. The garden includes more than 4000 species of plants, including orchids, spices, medicinal plants and palm trees. The total area of the botanical garden is 147 acres (0.59 km), at 460 meters above sea level, and with a 200-day annual rainfall. The garden is huge and well organized one. One tree with a significant history is the cannon ball tree planted by King George V of the United Kingdom and queen Mary in 1901. If you are in Kandy you must witness the beauty of this place.Â Â
Duration: 2 Hours
To wear/bring: Guide, water, tour of monastery