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Royal Botanical Gardens

Peradeniya Road, Peradeniya 20400, Sri Lanka
+94 81 2 388088
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Peradeniya Road, Peradeniya 20400, Sri Lanka
+94 81 2 388088
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Reviewed 16 August 2016

I would not mind to pay 1500 rupee for single ticket but when I saw that locals pay just 60 spoil everything. I do not mind pay 5-10x more but pay 25x is offensive. As for garden - unlike other countries this one is huge.mthere...More

Thank KatzYehuda
Reviewed 15 August 2016

The gardens themselves are brilliant though there are lots of nice plants. 1500 rupees for the entrance fee and as it is quite a big place ask for a map, they are available. Do watch out for the 'gardeners' who will be very helpful in...More

Thank Phast007
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

The gardens are not very well maintained, many of the plants appear to be neglected. The 1500 RPs entrance fee to get in is a bit steep given the lack of maintenance/presentation. It is quite big but you do not get a map and the...More

Thank csmurf
Reviewed 13 August 2016

Loads and loads of plants and flowers. Gardens are very larger but possible to get round the whole thing in 2-3 hours. Entrance fee is LKR 1500 for an adult and 750 for a child aged 6-12. They have toilets there but they're not that...More

Thank Ben F
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Whilst it did seem slightly expensive compared to local prices it was well worth the visit. The gardens are beautiful and offer a wide range of plants and trees. There is a cafe on site but also lots of people had brought their own food...More

Thank Pen0811
Reviewed 11 August 2016

It was a nice visit. we went early morning since the sun was still low. It took us around two hours to visit it. You will see during your walk: monkeys, bats, butterflies, squirrel, ..... Very nice and interesting garden, must visit.

Thank SMILEpanda
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Out of the different botanical gardens I have been to, i would have expected more from this one as they have an excellent weather to grow all kind of plants. It was large but not well designed and not a large variety of trees. Everything...More

Thank AbrahamCP
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Title says it all. It's pleasant enough wandering around. Some fairly impressive tress. Probably just about worth the, increased, LRK7,500 entry fee. I'd suggest more benches around, they were few and far between.

Thank drc225
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

The gardens are enormous and well laid out. Use the map supplied when you purchase your tickets to plan your visit. Fairly flat walking so it is possible to cover the entire garden. Electric carts available for disabled visitors or those who wish to be...More

Thank scotters44za
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

It's a nice botanical garden, but if you just walk a bit in Sri Lanka you'll see the exact same thing. We only discovered the giant bamboos and the giant bats.

Thank Eléonore G
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anto t
hi what are the visiting hours ?
5 June 2017|
Response from Sukanya D | Reviewed this property |
We went early in the morning so as to avoid the hot Sun...sorry cannot remember the exact timings. It closes around 6 PM (I think.)
איוב כ
Hii, what is the recommended time to spend there?
18 March 2017|
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Response from 88Georgina | Reviewed this property |
You could spend a day here if you like plants and flowers. Otherwise a half day is nice to get a good look around. The Golf cart is good to hire for an hour as you get to see the whole area.
Anushree A
Hi Everyone, is there extra cost for the buggies or carts that ply inside? How many people can they sit at a time? Do they have any fixed timing or available all the time?
6 March 2017|
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Response from Sukanya D | Reviewed this property |
Yes. There is a charge and for us the time limit was one hour. We had the large cart...I think 7-8 people could fit in nicely. Heard there are smaller carts too.