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This spice garden has a large collection of plants that produce some or other spice and that all... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2018
Pretoria, South Africa
Not so much a spice garden as a tourist drop-in place.

No spices are grown here for commercial purposes so what you see are samples and examples of what... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2018
North Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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25 Jun 2018
14 May 2018
“Not so much a spice garden as a tourist drop-in place.”
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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No 200 Kawdupalalle, Matale 21000, Sri Lanka
+94 66 2 247340
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Reviewed 27 July 2018

I wanted this to be about cooking and spices. It wasn’t, it was about bogus remedies at inflated prices. We got the massage, which we enjoyed, but didn’t want to buy anything because I lost trust when I found that the ‘natural’ traditional remedy for...More

Thank allyokay
Reviewed 25 June 2018

This spice garden has a large collection of plants that produce some or other spice and that all have alleged medicinal values. However the spa treatment at the end although allegedly free leaves one under an obligation to tip. The goods don't work.

Thank kdgarlipp
Reviewed 14 May 2018

OK so it is a tourist garden, but to see all the famous spice trees etc in one easy spot may suit you. Staff were interesting, and yes they hope you buy somthing. I was a little surprised by the free back massage but hey...More

Thank f2s
Reviewed 14 May 2018

No spices are grown here for commercial purposes so what you see are samples and examples of what Sri Lanka grows and exports.The aim is to get you to buy the potions and creams for which they claim great healing properties. And they throw in...More

Thank Kirkcaldylad
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We did a tour of the garden which didn’t last long, but was quite interesting. Before too long out came the goods for sale all proposed to be organic. To soften us up we unexpectedly were given a neck and shoulder and leg massage for...More

2  Thank Lorraine K
Reviewed 1 March 2018

We were a large group of 31 tourist which almost everyone bough something , The tour was nice and the products looks promising , also there was "a free" massage option but tip is mandatory , when We got to th shop the attitude changed...More

Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

A guide shows and tells about each of the 25+ different spice's as you walk around the garden. The guide leads you to a small stall to demonstrate some of the spice's and herbal remedies such as hair removal and the like. Once through you...More

Thank Mars1964
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

I always try to maintain an objective view with any tour stop. I understand the need to promote local business but not while flagrantly exploiting tourists. This a disgustingly, over priced spice garden which should be shut down. It is an embarrassment to the Sri...More

Thank sheyb2
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Our driver took us there unsolicited. We thought it was for lunch. Boy were we wrong. We spent half an hour getting potions rubbed into us and at the end of the tour we were sat in a hut with a number of bottles and...More

Thank Andrew K
Reviewed 20 July 2017

We were looking forward to this visit, but unfortunately It was high pressure sales from the start.We were told of the medicinal properties of the spices rather than the culinary.After the tour we were taken to a place where all the medicines were on view,...More

Thank Michael H
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