Hakgala Botanical Gardens
The Botanical garden, Hakgala situated at an elevation of about 1745m above the sea level. It is lying under the shadow of the Hakgala rock (Meaning “Elephants jaw rock”). This massive rock towers to a height of about 2200m behind the gardens and the surrounding forest reserve like a solitary giant. The garden is situated southeast of Nuwara Eliya along the Nuwara Eliya – Badulla road.
The garden takes the shape of several terraces upon the lower slopes of the rock and is facing the Uva Valley, across which some magnificent view of the Madulsima and the Namunukula rage of mountains are seen in the distant landscape. The climate of the garden is subtropical, cool, fresh and somewhat similar to a temperate atmosphere. The best time to see the garden is probably from about March to the end of April. Garden put up their best display of temperate annual flowers and roses during this period.