One with Nature
In the distance, vibrant blooms emerge from the lush foliage of tropical surroundings. Should you decide to explore this breathtaking city, away from the confines of the resort, the Peradeniya Gardens offers a stunning retreat - brimming with brightly-hued flora along with a plethora of birdlife.
Steeped in history, this charming destination showcase the island's vastly diverse natural beauty. Welcoming scents of plumeria mingling with the cool breeze invites you to this haven, a place where exotic flowers take the centre stage. Stroll along luxuriant gardens that seem to stretch for miles and capture the delicate nature of young buds just before they bloom. Alluring you with its tropical charm, the Orchid House remains the highlight of the day, presenting a kaleidoscope of flowers - all tinged with a diverse colour palette. This resplendent space creates the ideal reprieve for the nature-lover, should you wish to explore the Orchid's floral attributes.
Walkways laden with stately trees lead you on an enthralling adventure around this beautifully-designed garden. Visit the Spice Garden if you prefer, the aromatic scents of vanilla beckoning you to explore further. Venture further and discover a whole selection of the island's spices including cardamom, cloves, cinnamon and pepper. Other collections that could be found at the Peradeniya Gardens are Medicinal Garden, Palm Collection, Bamboo Collection, Ebony Collection, Cycad Collection and Fernery.
Fluttering from one tree to another are the island's tropical birds, found in abundance at this stunning location. Catch a glimpse of these remarkable creatures, some of which are endemic to the island. Spot more exotic birds as you stroll further, joining the rest with their distinct birdsong. Dreamy moments such as these are rare instances, so be sure to bring your camera to capture picture-perfect moments amidst a dramatic backdrop of rolling green landscapes. Calling these verdant gardens home are White Bellied Fish Eagles, Kingfishers, Woodpeckers and Brown-Capped Babblers. Paired with the pristine, well-manicured surrounding, it is no wonder that Peradeniya Gardens has become a popular attraction in Kandy.