The Island of Sri Lanka is extremely diverse in terms of its flora and fauna. Though the Ceylon island has in general tropical climate, there are arid areas as well. Henarathgoda Botanical Garden is located around thirty kilometres north-west of Colombo, near Gampaha off Colombo-Kandy road. Henarathgoda Botanical Garden, is always on the must see list of the tourists and for very good reasons. This botanical garden is on comparatively low lying areas compared to other botanical gardens in the island. The variety of trees in this botanical garden is simply incredible and some of the trees are from faraway places like Brazil. In 1876 2000 seedlings of the Para Rubber tree (Hevea brasiliensis) – from seeds smuggled out of the Brazilian Amazon bySir Henry Wickham and nurtured at London’s Kew Gardens – gave rise to the entire rubber industry in Southeast Asia. Every tropical tree has been represented; or rather trees are there from every corner of the tropical world.
Monday – Sunday: 8AM–5:30PM