Being located in the intermediate zone, the Medicinal Plant Garden at Ganewatte offers an ideal site for cultivating a large number of medicinal plants. The garden is 52 acres in extent. About half of the land is occupied by coconut cultivation and 22 acres are occupied by a collection of tropical plants that are used for medicinal purposes. It is situated in the North Eastern Province about 15 miles away from Kurunegala.
The Garden supports conservation, economic development, and education programs in the country and contains an extensive and unique collection of medicinal plants from around the country/world.
The garden is open from 7.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. during the whole year.
Text by Department of National Botanic Gardens