Royal Botanical Garden
Royal Botanical Garden, Peradeniya is renowned for its collection of a variety of orchids. The gardens consist of nearly 150 acres dedicated to the flora of Sri Lanka with a spectacular arboretum that includes many endemic trees. There are over 110 endemic plants, as well as major collections of palms, bamboo, cacti, flowers and orchids in a delightful orchid house. There are more than 200,000 dried and preserved specimens in the Herbarium, collected during the 180 years the gardens have been in existence. The entire area of the gardens is embraced by the Mahaweli River.