A Private Guided Tour of Peradeniya Botanical Gardens

The Peradeniya Botanical Gardens are located in a 147-acre site and began life back in the colonial era, ensuring that they are a fascinating and beautiful mix of both endemic plants and foreign species brought in from as far away as the famous Kew Gardens in London. This hosted tour with a local botanist takes you on a journey through the garden’s evolution from inception to the present day. Walk through several stunning tree-lined avenues and catch a glimpse of the troop of monkeys that have made the guava trees their home. As you stroll by, watch out for other wildlife in the park includes a colony of fruit bats and various species of endemic butterflies. Pay attention to the magnificent fig tree at the centre of the grand lawn which sprawls for metres on end and provides good shade under its canopy for a rest. Before you leave, take a look in the orchid house which gives shelters to many varieties and colours of orchids which are native to Sri Lanka. Once reserved only for Kandyan royalty, these stunning and historic gardens can be enjoyed by everyone today and provide a welcome oasis after the bustle and noise of the city.

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