The Royal Botanical Garden or simply Peradeniya Gardens is a leading tourist attraction in Sri Lanka and considered one of the most beautiful gardens in Asia. It is located just a few kilometers near the city of Kandy, which is known as the spiritual heart of Sri Lanka and is the home to a tooth of the Buddha. Peradeniya Gardens attracts visitors with its amazing collection of orchids, spices, palm trees and medicinal plants. Including the National Herbarium, the botanical gardens cover a wide area, about 147-acres wide, at 460 meters above sea level. It is maintained and overseen by the Division of National Botanic Gardens of the Department of Agriculture.
There is a rich history behind this famous garden. Its beginnings date as far back as the beginning of the reign of King Wickramabahu III in 1371. He set his courts at [Read more…]