Gardens of Sri Lanka
From the coast to the highlands, the fabled ‘Pearl of the Indian Ocean’ reveals exquisite treasures of garden design, stunning natural scenery and fragrant spice and tea plantations.
Boasting no fewer than eight UNESCO World Heritage sites, and listed as one of the top 10 biodiversity hotspots of the world, Sri Lanka is a place of sheer delight and unexpected discoveries.
Join garden writer Helen Young to explore the landscape gardens of the brothers Bevis and Geoffrey Bawa, two of the founders of ‘Tropical Modernism’, and the spectacular Peradeniya Botanical Gardens. Immerse yourself in the ancient history of Sinhalese kingdoms in the ‘Cultural Triangle’ of Dambulla, Sigiriya, Polonnaruwa and Kandy, and appreciate the Portuguese and Dutch colonial legacy in the fort city of Galle.
Stimulate the palate with wonderful Sri Lankan cuisine, wander through spice and tea plantations redolent of the heritage of British Ceylon, and see stunning natural scenery as you gaze off the ‘World’s End’ cliff in Horton National Park.
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