Mirijjawila botanical garden, a tourist attraction | Daily News

Mirijjawila botanical garden, a tourist attraction

The first-ever dry zone botanical garden in Sri Lanka at Mirijjawila in Hambantota has gained popularity among environmentalists, botanists, sight-seers, schoolchildren and others from various destinations around the world. Rs. 500 million was spent for the construction of the dry zone botanical garden in the extent of 300 acres.

It consists of herbal plants and other trees grown in the dry zone, a butterfly garden, plant nursery, student’s park, plant conservation unit, flower garden, and ornamental bushes.

The dry zone botanical garden is managed under the guidance of the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Wildlife.

The OIC of the dry zone botanical garden Sumith Ekanayaka said there are three botanical gardens in the country and that they are creations of the British. The dry zone botanical garden is the only one set up by locals using local technology and expertise, he said.


 

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