Seethawaka botanic garden is located 50 km East from Colombo near the village Illukovita. If you think that this Park will be similar to Paradaniya Botanic gardens or Haggala, it is not so. Seethawaka has a small area designed for flowers, but mostly this Park is about trees. The purpose of creating the Park was to preserve endangered species of flora grown in the wet zone of Sri Lanka.
The project of the Seethawaka wet zone Park launched in 2008. The Park covers an area of 106 hectares. The Botanical garden continues to evolve and grow. Many planted young trees, which need time to show their beauty. Most of the trees and bushes marked with nameplates. On a beautifully paved path, you can climb to the top of the Park, which offers a beautiful overview of the surrounding area. This place is perfect for spending time with family and it is easy to reach from Colombo.
Park tickets are not expensive. There is ample Parking and a toilet at the Park entrance. Visitors can go boating on the lake. Tickets for boats purchased at the entrance.
The Park is open all days throughout the year from 8.00 am to 5.00 pm. You can contact the Park administration by phone number 036-379-5295.