Mirijjawila Botanical Garden or Dry Zone Botanic Garden is being established in Mirijjawila in the Hambantota district. This is the first botanical garden to be established in the dry zone in Sri Lanka.
Mirijjawila Botanical Garden is located on the Colombo-Kataragama main road. It has the Mattala International Airport on its left side and the Hambantota Harbour on its right side. This garden being established in a dry landscape would provide much relief and peace of mind to the visitors and promotion of tourism and providing botanical knowledge to the younger generation.
The Garden will comprise ornamental flower cultivation, commercial flower cultivation and facilities to undertake studies on trees.
Seethawaka Botanical Garden, or Seethawaka Wet Zone Botanic Garden is a botanical garden located in Sri Lanka which mainly serves as a research area and a conservation area for threatened and vulnerable endemic plant species in the Sinharaja Rain Forest region.
Improving export floriculture, ex-situ conservation of wet lowland plants, and bamboo cultivation are also promoted in this garden. The garden was opened to the public in late October 2014 and it is the most recently constructed botanical garden in Sri Lanka.
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Hakgala Botanical Garden is the second largest garden in Sri Lanka. The garden is contiguous to Hakgala Strict Nature Reserve.
Hakgala Botanical Garden is situated on the Nuwara Eliya-Badulla main road, 16 km from Nuwara Eliya. The garden has a cool temperate climate because of altitude is 5,400 feet above the sea level. The mean annual temperature ranges between 16 °C to 30 °C during course of a year. From December to February it has a cold climate, while the warm climate persists from April to August.
There are over 10,000 species of flora planted here and during the Spring season in Nuwara Eliya thousands of visitors come to see the blooms here. Number of annual visitors are around 500,000. The garden is famous for number of species of Orchids and Roses are planted there.
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Royal Botanic Gardens, Peradeniya are about 5.5 km to the west of the city of Kandy in the Central Province of Sri Lanka. It is near the Mahaweli River (the longest in Sri Lanka). Its the finest of its kind in Asia, the largest of the botanical gardens of Sri Lanka. The town of Peradeniya is located at a distance of 110km from Colombo.
It is renowned for its collection of orchids. The garden includes more than 4000 species of plants, including orchids, spices, medicinal plants and palm trees. Attached to it is the National Herbarium of Sri Lanka. The total area of the botanical garden is 147 acres, at 460 meters above sea level, and with a 200-day annual rainfall.
• Location Type : Hill Country
• Distance From Airport : 145 Km (4.30 hour drive)
• Distance From Colombo : 115 Km (3.30 hour drive)