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Sirilak Spice & Herbal Garden

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A catch!

We wanted to visit somewhere where we could purchase pure herbs and spices. As we entered we’re... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2018
H_PatelLondon
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London
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"Tourist Trap- its a shop that selling herbal medicine."

From the name, we thought its a Garden to visit. But actually not. Its a Pharmacy. And they are... read more

Reviewed 28 November 2018
Marufhasan
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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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7 Jul 2018
“A catch! ”
1 week ago
“Good experience”
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50 Kawudupelella, Matale 21000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been round several spice gardens in India etc. and this very well laid out, with samples of spice, oil extract at each tree/plant and the guide was very informative. And the bonus was a free 10 minute solder, neck and back massage, which...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MikePShropshire
Reviewed 28 November 2018

From the name, we thought its a Garden to visit. But actually not. Its a Pharmacy. And they are very good in marketing. Finally you have to buy some herbal medicine which are very very Expensive. And the packaging is very low & the medicine...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Marufhasan
Reviewed 12 November 2018

We went in July and found the tour excellent with a very knowledgeable guide, however we did purchase some weight loss pills which did not work but they were very expensive, I put it down to being a fool for purchasing them in the first...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank balbirfranklin
Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

It's a good experience to understand about spices. However the spices are over priced and not worth purchasing.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Shanthan M
Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

Our taxi driver dropped us here to use the toilet and we had a ‘free’ tour of the garden. Interesting enough and then the guide asks you to pay him what you think he is owed, which is weird. But then you go into the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Londonmudlover
Reviewed 17 July 2018

Enroute from Sigirya to Kandy ... there are plenty of places which cater to Spice and herbs especially near Matale. So if you have a local with you they can guide you to the rightful place.. else you are at the mercy of the Driver...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank itsmearul
Reviewed 16 July 2018

I'm surprised at the number of negative reviews of the garden; mostly centered on the shop and products for sale. I found the spice tour to be quite educational, learning about differences in various spices grown in the region. It was also a nice respite...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank kamaaina96822
Reviewed 9 July 2018

I didn't notice any prices when we had finished the tour and were led to the shop but I assumed they were reasonable. Paid with a credit card and silly me didn't look at the total amount. When I got home and saw what they...More

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank gloriavanderbuilt
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

We wanted to visit somewhere where we could purchase pure herbs and spices. As we entered we’re assigned a guide for the garden, he was a really nice guy knowledgeable in all Ayurveda, quite impressive. I’m not normally interested in all garden stuff but I...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank H_PatelLondon
Reviewed 2 May 2018

The tour around the plants was very interesting. I do believe in a lot of herbal remedies BUT i feel i got stung big time. We had talk about their products that all sounded amazing AND might well be. I purchased 2 different products at...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank lindasW5232SB
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