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Dry Zone Botanic Gardens - Hambantota

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Well organised hidden gym

Could say as the largest botanical garden in SL with only half of it is still under development. So... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2018
Keep walking and discover the gardens

We were the only people in the gardens when we visited. Our initial impression on entering was not... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2018
Stirling, United Kingdom
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Mirijjawila, Hambantota, Tangalle 82000, Sri Lanka
+94 47 2 258009
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If this had cost 500 rupees it might have been ok, but at 1500 rupees per person plus 1000 for a vehicle to take us round it isn’t worth it. It is clearly a work in progress, but much is either undeveloped or overgrown. What...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DharmaBum1965
Reviewed 22 October 2018

Could say as the largest botanical garden in SL with only half of it is still under development. So the trees are about 10-15 years of age and are cultivated for a plan. Lots of trees from dry zone as well. Thumbs up for the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank chathurah
Reviewed 17 September 2018

All varieties of plants have seen in this, really worth to visit here. Kids were liking it & huge garden.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Priyanga27
Reviewed 21 July 2018

The botanical garden has been opened in 2013 and is in the process of becoming a botanical garden full of beauty. The only thing that is preventing it is the time the plants take to properly grow. But look at my pics and see awesome...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Weliglah
Reviewed 16 July 2018

We were the only people in the gardens when we visited. Our initial impression on entering was not great as the entrance has works in progress and the entrance is not as appealing as it could be. We walked on and discovered the beauty of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank D1136EGgeorgeb
Reviewed 30 April 2018

The park supposed to have been opened in 2006 and yet being developed, has some scenic flora, sculptured trees, a collections or orchids, and an awesome collection of indigenous and foreign cactus varieties. According to our guide a beautiful tree lined drive way apparently extending...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank ATH_Silva
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

Was great surprise to find this on the list of things to do ,as I m a plants and tree enthusiast and would love to know more about plant life in general as I’m creating a garden myself .. the main things to see there...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Jimbo L
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

This is the only one botanical garden situated in a dry zone of our country.. place has well maintained.. very beautiful place..

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank T S
Reviewed 29 August 2017

In the midst of Dry Zone, good to see so much of greenery. Good place to visit during the day but remember to go early since the heat can get you down.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Nayomini W
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Visited in August. It was very hot and lack of rain made the place very dry. Do rent a buggy as the green houses are a distance from one another. Only certain green houses are worth visiting. Hardly any butterflies in the butterfly garden. Our...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank BlingQueen22
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7 June 2017|
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Response from SandiniW | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are open on Saturday. You can't Pre book it , but there's no need to as it is not crowded usually.