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“rose garden”(34 reviews)
“japanese garden”(19 reviews)
“entire garden”(6 reviews)
Badulla Road, Nuwara Eliya 22200, Sri Lanka
+94 52 2 222182
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 8 July 2017

A nice Botanical Garden with lots of trees, shrubs, flowers, bushes on hilly terrain. For foreigners, it is a bit expensive, Rs.1500 (USD =10). Those who can not walk on hilly areas, are discouraged. Lots of ups and downs. I was getting tired. On my...More

3  Thank Kaniz K
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 9 December 2014

Its not worth to visit due to high entrance fee you have to pay for this garden, not much to see & dirty bathrooms .

2  Thank Grace_Lost
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All reviews rose garden japanese garden entire garden buy plants nice garden plants and trees beautiful flowers maintained garden sri lanka cold climate nice place to visit foreign tourists entrance fee worth a visit main road walk around nuwara eliya town
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Entry fee is 1500 Srilanka RS, then after entering the gardens & few minutes uphill walk buggies are available for hire(@250 srilankan RS per head) to take one around, the gardens are on hilly terrain so could be an issue for the elderly or...More

Thank Baishali B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This one is not as great as the botanical garden in Colombo and a good stop for relaxing in the arms of nature

Thank 260rjp
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gardens failed to live up to its name. There was no sense of order and variety was minimum. Private gardens owned by residents and hotels in same area are much nicer.

Thank Colombo_City
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This botonical garden is not as great as one in Colombo however good for relaxing and evening walk..

Thank Umang A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hakgala is a must visit park but must be aware the entry fees for non-residents is LKR 1500 per head and LKR 750 for Kids. It is similar to any botanical garden but well maintained and beautiful place to spend some good time. For seniors...More

Thank SrikanthK240
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This botanical garden is certainly worth visiting. It is quite large, so be prepared to do some walking. Many different sections to enjoy and we really loved the Japanese garden and the fernery. The cost for foreign tourists is a bit expensive, but when you...More

Thank MsTommasino
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Beautiful place with lots of colourful flowers. But the entrance fee is way too expensive for tourists. Compared to Peradiniya botanical park, this is smaller but fee is higher.

Thank evamandy
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

All the trip is free. They take you to the tea fields with a friendly guide then to the factory and show you every step.. then tea tasting then you can buy from their shop

Thank Yousra A
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

This is probably the most beautiful botanic garden I’ve seen, anywhere in the world. The massed displays of flowers just went on and on! There is also an arboretum section that is atmospheric, if not as stunning. Really worth a visit!

1  Thank MergyMass
Reviewed 30 September 2018

Rs300 for travelers, Rs400 for locals. I understand it is a means to help travelers subsidise the upkeep of the gardens but that seemed a little much of a difference to me. Gardens could be stunning though they do hark back to the British times...More

Thank Michele C
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chamila i
20 June 2017|
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Response from Harshana W | Reviewed this property |
Hi,, yes you can see flower. There are two season. First is April, and the next is during the month of August. August is seen as the mini season, and generally is not as grand as April.
14 March 2017|
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Response from Hasith9684 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. No you are not allowed. Private vehicles are not allowed inside the garden.
Bishr B
25 August 2016|
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Response from danushke2010 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but limited supply of fresh flowers. If you are looking for flower plants, this would be the cheapest location to buy. Some nice plants are sold Rs 20, Rs 25, Rs 50 which could be easily priced more than Rs 100 out... More
6 May 2015|
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Response from Maioha | Reviewed this property |
There are no rooms at the Kakgala Botanic Gardens. We stayed at the Hill Club when we were there.