Hakgalla Gardens

Hakgalla Gardens


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About Hakgalla Gardens

Pampered by lush green forests and fondly shadowed by the mystical Hakgala Mountain is the Hakgala garden. According to olden stories it was King Rawana who declared Hakgala Garden as an herbal garden which was later transformed into a botanical garden by Dr. G.H.K. Thwaites in 1859.

Lined with a variety of foreign and local plants, the Hakgala Garden is one of the four botanical gardens found in Sri Lanka. As you enter the garden you’ll find yourself amidst an array of plants flaunting their colour and character, especially between mid-March to April. Apart from the floral display put on by the garden, you can also enjoy a view of the Madulsima and the Namunukula range of mountains.

The garden is filled with a variety of plants ranging in from conifers and cedars from Australia to cypresses from the Himalayas. It’s said that even inconspicuous territories such as New Caledonia that have given Hakgala a special variety of pine.

The garden is divided into different sections for easy viewing such as the Rose Garden and the Orchid House. These areas are filled with a variety of plants that will surely keep you entertained.