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This spice garden has a large collection of plants that produce some or other spice and that all... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2018
Klaus G
Pretoria, South Africa
Not so much a spice garden as a tourist drop-in place.

No spices are grown here for commercial purposes so what you see are samples and examples of what... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2018
North Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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25 Jun 2018
14 May 2018
“Not so much a spice garden as a tourist drop-in place.”
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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No 200 Kawdupalalle, Matale 21000, Sri Lanka
+94 66 2 247340
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Reviewed 28 October 2018

We visited this spice garden on recommendation from our tour guide. The tour was interesting (it was raining but they gave us umbrellas!), and we decided to make some purchases from the store. On returning home from our holiday and using our purchased products (treatments...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Adam C
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

Our tour guide took us to these spice gardens which we found very interesting. I bought Herbal Oil for Snoring for my husband and Oil-for Eczema for my daughter. I wasn’t really expecting them to work but it was something fun to take home. THEY...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sue D
Reviewed 27 July 2018

I wanted this to be about cooking and spices. It wasn’t, it was about bogus remedies at inflated prices. We got the massage, which we enjoyed, but didn’t want to buy anything because I lost trust when I found that the ‘natural’ traditional remedy for...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank allyokay
Reviewed 25 June 2018

This spice garden has a large collection of plants that produce some or other spice and that all have alleged medicinal values. However the spa treatment at the end although allegedly free leaves one under an obligation to tip. The goods don't work.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Klaus G
Reviewed 14 May 2018

OK so it is a tourist garden, but to see all the famous spice trees etc in one easy spot may suit you. Staff were interesting, and yes they hope you buy somthing. I was a little surprised by the free back massage but hey...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank f2s
Reviewed 14 May 2018

No spices are grown here for commercial purposes so what you see are samples and examples of what Sri Lanka grows and exports.The aim is to get you to buy the potions and creams for which they claim great healing properties. And they throw in...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Kirkcaldylad
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We did a tour of the garden which didn’t last long, but was quite interesting. Before too long out came the goods for sale all proposed to be organic. To soften us up we unexpectedly were given a neck and shoulder and leg massage for...More

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank Lorraine K
Reviewed 2 March 2018

We were a large group of 31 tourist which almost everyone bough something , The tour was nice and the products looks promising , also there was "a free" massage option but tip is mandatory , when We got to th shop the attitude changed...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

A guide shows and tells about each of the 25+ different spice's as you walk around the garden. The guide leads you to a small stall to demonstrate some of the spice's and herbal remedies such as hair removal and the like. Once through you...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Mars1964
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

I always try to maintain an objective view with any tour stop. I understand the need to promote local business but not while flagrantly exploiting tourists. This a disgustingly, over priced spice garden which should be shut down. It is an embarrassment to the Sri...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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