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Hakgala Botanic Gardens

Badulla Road, Nuwara Eliya 22200, Sri Lanka
+94 52 2 222182
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“rose garden” (28 reviews)
“japanese garden” (17 reviews)
“buy plants” (6 reviews)
Badulla Road, Nuwara Eliya 22200, Sri Lanka
+94 52 2 222182
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The gardens are not of a high standard if you are familiar with gardens in Europe, Canada and UK, but they offer some nice walks through forest along flat and uphill paths, with flowing natural streams cascading down through the park. As a break in...More

Thank Worldlyfootprints
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well we paid the entrance fees (foreigners get “special” price) and saw a few flowers here and there. The highlight was the Rose garden with different colored roses. We took a buggy ride (extra charges) which was supposed to be 30 mins but with the...More

1  Thank Sadri7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The entrance to the gardens is impressive and they are extensive and seem to be well laid out. There was quite a lot of renovation/maintenance taking place. We visited on a very rainy day so some areas were too wet, slippery or muddy to get...More

1  Thank Beverley_13C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the most beautiful botanical gardens I have ever visted. How the garden is maintained is truly to be appreciated. Best place for any nature lover.

Thank Thamasha
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful & well maintained Botanical garden. Only problem is cannot take vehicle inside, Itis a good thing as people tend to pollute the place, but the sad part is it is too much walking for the Elderly. & the Disabled. There should be a...More

Thank DilrukshiH
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our tuk tuk driver took us there and came inside. He was better than a guide! Several type of flowers and trees. Rose garden and Japanese garden are awesome

Thank Ilenia F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not the biggest botanical garden, but enough to loose yourself in the maze of swirling paths. Lots of locals.

Thank Igor M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hakgala Gardens located in the hill country of Sri Lanka is well worth a visit. It is a not only a horticulturalists haven but a lovely way to start a day. Some very very old and rare trees nicely showcased, Lots of flowers and well...More

Thank Yammy_12
Reviewed 4 November 2017

One of my favorite places for birds and trees. Entry fee is 1500 for foreign guests. Walk in the front gate and turn up to the right past the ponds. Keep going to the upper trails where the thick brush grows. Many endemic birds can...More

Thank Kciff
Reviewed 31 October 2017

One of the biggest botanical gardens of Srilanka, Hakgala gardens is famous otherwise too. It is said to be over the are where Ravana kept Sita in captive in the epic Ramayana. This place is also called Sita Vatika. The vast garden has over 10000...More

Thank Sivakumar V
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chamila i
20 June 2017|
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Response from Harshana W | Reviewed this property |
Hi,, yes you can see flower. There are two season. First is April, and the next is during the month of August. August is seen as the mini season, and generally is not as grand as April.
14 March 2017|
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Response from Hasith9684 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. No you are not allowed. Private vehicles are not allowed inside the garden.
Bishr B
25 August 2016|
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Response from Danushka D | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but limited supply of fresh flowers. If you are looking for flower plants, this would be the cheapest location to buy. Some nice plants are sold Rs 20, Rs 25, Rs 50 which could be easily priced more than Rs 100 out... More