It is said that everything is grown in Sri Lanka. Looking at the abundance of trees and plants growing naturally and the superb botanical gardens, one cannot doubt this. Fruit trees, cinnamon, Indian saffron, coriander, pepper and nutmeg give this tropical garden its many odours. Do not miss one of the spice gardens located around Kandy, to learn about the culinary and therapeutic values of herbs.
You will especially find many spices here.© © Evgenia / age fotostock
Situated about 5 km to the west of the city centre, the botanical gardens are visited by 1.2 million people per year.© © Evgenia / age fotostock
Sacks of spices.© © Anatoli Styf / age fotostock
Pandanus plant, Royal Botanical Gardens, Sri Lanka.© © Carlos Moya / age fotostock
The spice garden is replete with cardamom, coves, pepper and vanilla.© © Anatoli Styf / age fotostock