Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens – Kandy
Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens was established back in 1843, and these delightful gardens were planted by British Colonialist leaders aback when the Kingdom of Kandy was under their power. Among its long and impressive history, twisted with colonialism and technical development, the garden is viewed as a vital national asset for the island of Sri Lanka.
Over 4000 species of flowers, including a vast collection of colourful orchids, medicinal plants, spices, palm trees, and more, these gardens attract nearly 2 million visitors annually. Significantly adding to floriculture, butterfly and birdlife conservation, and concentrating on the island's sustainability and biodiversity, Peradeniya Botanical Gardens is genuinely an arcadia of tropical greenery, with abundant bamboos lianas and lofty trees to walk amongst.
On entering the magnificent city of Kandy, the sight of the gardens is forced to lure you in for a leisurely experience walking through its exquisitely landscaped grounds.