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One sunny morning during the flowering season at University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.

Channelling Nature in Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens, Sri Lanka.

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Botanischen Garten von Peradeniya in der Nähe von Kandy.

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Location: Gannoruwa, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

Freshers NIGHT 18' / University of Peradeniya

Freshers NIGHT 18' / University of Peradeniya

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The Royal Botanic Gardens, Peradeniya are about 5.5 km to the west of the city of Kandy in the Central Province of Sri Lanka. The Gardens attract 2 million visitors annually.

 

It is renowned for its collection of orchids. The garden includes more than 4000 species of plants, including orchids, spices, medicinal plants and palm trees. Attached to it is the National Herbarium of Sri Lanka. The total area of the botanical garden is 147 acres (0.59 km2), at 460 meters above sea level, and with a 200-day annual rainfall.

 

The origins of the Botanic Gardens date as far back as 1371 when King Wickramabahu III ascended the throne and kept court at Peradeniya near the Mahaweli river. This was followed by King Kirti Sri and King Rajadhi Rajasinghe. A temple was built on this location by King Wimala Dharma, but it was destroyed by the British when they were given control over the Kingdom of Kandy.

 

The groundwork for a botanical garden was put in place by Alexandar Moon in 1821. He used the garden for coffee and cinnamon plants. The Botanical Garden at Peradeniya was formally established in 1843 with plants brought from Kew Garden, Slave Island, Colombo, and the Kalutara Garden in Kalutara.

 

There are avenues in the River Drive such as Cook's Pine Avenue, Palmyra Palm Avenue, Double Coconut Avenue, Cabbage Avenue, and Royal Palm Avenue. The classical Avenue of Palms is in this Garden. One item with a significant history is the Cannonball Tree planted by King George V of the United Kingdom and Queen Mary in 1901. It is often laden with fruit, which are thought to resemble cannonballs.

 

During World War II, the Botanic Garden was used by Lord Louis Mountbatten, the supreme commander of the allied forces in the South Asia, as the headquarters of the South East Asia Command.

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Hauptattraktionen des botanischen Gartens ist die riesige Birkenfeige (Ficus benjamini), die auf mehreren

Stelzen steht und deren Krone sage und schreibe ca. 1.600 Quadratmeter

Freshers NIGHT 18' / University of Peradeniya

Orchids. Peradeniya Botanical Gardens. Kandy. Sri Lanka.

Freshers NIGHT 18' / University of Peradeniya

A beautiful and enormous fig tree at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Peradeniya

 

Royal Botanical Gardens on Wikipedia

 

Taken in Sri Lanka in September 2002, using my old Canon film camera.

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