147 acres in extent, started in 1374 as a pleasure garden for the Kings of Gampola and Kandy.
With more than 5.000 species of trees, plants and creepers. Some rare and endemic as well as flora from the tropical world are found in the Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens.
There are 5 Palm Avenues beautifying the gardens, the earliest and tallest Palm Avenue (Royal Palm Avenue) was planted in 1905 and the Double Coconuts from the Seashells Island, with the largest seed of all plants in the world is one such avenue.
Spice Garden and Orchid House are popular with tourists.
Please note there is an entrance fee for visiting Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens.