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Peradeniya Botanical Gardens Excursion, Sri Lanka

Region: hill-country | Location: Kandy
Sri Lanka Peradeniya Botanical Gardens
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Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens, the finest of its kind in Sri Lanka for both for its size and splendour. Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens is situated 6km to the South of Kandy. The historical park was created in the 18th century by the Kandyan King for the enjoyment of the aristocracy. However, the site dates back to the 14th century when a royal abode was constructed amidst its enchanting natural beauty. The ground work for a Peradeniya Botanical Garden were formed by Mr Alexandar Moon in 1821. Botanical Garden at Peradeniya were formally established and plants from Kew Garden at Slave island, Colombo and from the Kalutara Garden in Kalutara were moved up until 1843. In 1844 it was declared a botanical garden by the British governor, Edward Barnes and continues to provide both pleasure and education while carrying out a yeoman service in biodiversity conservation and sustainability to date.

An aura of tranquil romance pervades the lush magnificence of the gardens 150 acres of flora, making a visit to the premises an ideal retreat from the strain of the city. The majestic Royal Palm Avenue leads from the entrance to the Mahaweli River which borders the park on the north. The Great Lawn which is situated to the west of the avenue is home to a magnificent Javan Fig which creates a natural pavilion of roots and branches. A restaurant is situated in its vicinity enabling visitors to have a memorable picnic while enjoying nature’s bounty at its finest. Among its many plants the park also features an orchid house, a spice garden and a Japanese garden while a southern area is adorned by a picturesque lake filled with water lilies.

In addition to its range of local and foreign plants, Peradeniya Gardens is home to a considerable variety of fauna, including many endemic species making it one of the most magnetic attractions in Kandy.

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