Henarathgoda Botanical Garden also known as Gampaha Botanical Garden, is situated in Gampaha-Minuwangoda main road, approximately 450 m away from Gampaha railway station. It is about 29 km from Sri Lanka’s commercial capital of Colombo. The altitude of garden is about 33 feet above the sea level. It has a tropical low-country climate. Thetotal area of the botanical garden is about 36 acres and recently it acquired another 7 acres for its expansion process.
It was established in 1876 by the British to conduct experiments on exotic economic plants such as Rubber, and explore plant wealth and development of economy in the colony. The first imported rubber tree to Sri Lanka was first planted in this garden and it was the first seedlings of Brazilian rubber tree ever planted in Asia.
and situated next to the Attanagalu Oya and surrounded by paddy fields, a man-made green environment and a secondary forest as well laid out with lots of interesting sections, eye-catching landscaping and many shrubs, bushes and trees. This garden is a famous destination for youngsters.