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Another visit to the gardens

This was our second visit to the gardens and we enjoyed another very nice walk through the grounds... read more

Reviewed 24 February 2018
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
A nice outing near Colombo

Sri Lanka has a number of botanical gardens and the Henerathgoda Botanical Garden is equidistant... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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23 Feb 2018
“Another visit to the gardens”
15 Oct 2017
“Worst Policies - Management lives in Stone Age”
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

This was our second visit to the gardens and we enjoyed another very nice walk through the grounds. During our last visit 16 months ago, work had started on a purpose built building to house orchids and, 16 months later, the building is still not...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Maioha
Reviewed 16 October 2017

At the entrance need to get a additional ticket (1000LKR) to take photographs by my own camera. Funny thing is, They allow - Can Take photographs by Mobile Phones. Can Take photographs by Normal Digital Cameras. But you cant take photos by DSLR (ha ha...More

Date of experience: October 2017
3  Thank Manura B
Reviewed 13 September 2017

This is a beautiful ,calm and green place to relax your busy mind for a while. very easy to find this place because transport won't be a matter. You can reach there as you wish. All modes of transport is available to reach this beautiful...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Anushka-Gampaha
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Established in 1876 by British botanists in order to support their experiments regarding rubber yielding plants in Asia. They obtained seeds from Amazon forests and planted. Experiments were conducted by Royal Botanical garden of Kew. So they did number of experiments both in India and...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Anuka C
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Sri Lanka has a number of botanical gardens and the Henerathgoda Botanical Garden is equidistant from Colombo and Negombo and well worth the visit to get away from city life. The garden is smaller than the main one near Kandy but, nevertheless, still requires a...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Maioha
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Cool climate in these days. But may be hot also. You should bring food n beverages. There's only one cafe and not enough selections there. There are too play ground a and you should pay to play there. Should call and reserve earlier the play...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Nirosha D
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

The visit, although short, was a total delight. I highly recommend getting a tour guide with you as it is worth getting all the explanations and some curiosities pointed to you.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank bilibel
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Can see the first rubber plants and fine orchids. Full of lovers. Many not behaving the way expected from Sinhala Buddhists. Not a suitable place for a decent family with children due to unsocial behaviour of lovers.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Anton E
Reviewed 31 January 2017

This place is situated near Gampaha town. One of the oldest botanical gardens in Sri Lanka where you can see the remains of the very first rubber plant in here. There is a large ground too. Also you can have a boat ride in the...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Tharaka D
Reviewed 18 December 2016

not big as peradeniya botnaical garden, but a great place to relax and enjoy the calm nature. located in western province nearby colombo. the only botanical garden in sri lanka located outside the hill country. popular place among locals.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank chathusum
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