Seethawaka Botanical Garden, or Seethawaka Wet Zone Botanic Garden is a botanical garden located in Sri Lanka which mainly serves as a research area and a conservation area for threatened and vulnerable endemic plant species in the Sinharaja Rain Forest region.
Improving export floriculture, ex-situ conservation of wet lowland plants, and bamboo cultivation are also promoted in this garden. The garden was opened to the public in late October 2014 and it is the most recently constructed botanical garden in Sri Lanka.
The paths are paved in stone so that you can comfortably walk around the garden. Information maps and boards are available for you to follow the route. The garden is quite photogenic while most trees consist of name boards so you are educated while enjoying the scenery.
According to visitor reviews, the most scenic venue of the wet zone garden is the large lawn area with kumbuk trees and a small lake area. It’s the ideal place to enjoy some quiet time away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Visitors are requested not to pollute the garden.