Hakgala Botanical Gardens
Hakgala Botanical Gardens, is the second largest botanical garden in Sri Lanka and is believed to be the highest set botanical garden in the world.
Hakgala Gardens has a cool temperate climate, due to its high altitude of 5,400 feet, above sea level.
Hakgala Gardens was established in 1861, as an experimental cultivation of Cinchona, a commercial crop, thriving at the time, in Nuwara Eliya. When tea, replaced the Cinchona, the garden was turned into an experimental Tea cultivation and in 1884, it was further transformed, to a botanical garden. Since then, many sub-tropical and some temperate plants, have been planted in the garden.
Hakgala gardens, is famous for a variety of species of Orchids and Roses.
A 30-minute Drive from The CheRiz – Nuwara Eliya.
Book your excursion with your Guest Services Manager at The CheRiz.