Sri Lanka at it's Best

Hakgala Gardens


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Location: Hakgala Gardens

Hakgala Botanical Garden (5,400 ft above sea level) is located next to the Hakgala Strict Nature Reserve in Nuwara Eliya. Located 16km away from Nuwara Eliya town on A5 connecting Nuwara Eliya and Badulla. Gardens open from daily from 8.00 am - 5.30 pm and the nursery closes at 3.00 pm. Wheel chairs are available for hire and light motor vehicles are also permitted if needed.

Hakgala Gardens was established in 1861 as an experimental cultivation of Cinchona, and was transformed in to a garden in 1884.

There are planted here and during the Nuwara Eliya spring season thousands of visitors come to see the blooms here. Number of annual visitors is around 500,000. Hakgala gardens is famous for number of species of Orchids and Roses planted there.

over 10,000 species of flora, Central pond & bulb garden, Lower flower garden

Rose garden, Orchids, Glass house, Upper flower garden, Fernery, Rock garden, Arboreturm