The Victoria Park is situated right in the centre of the Nuwara Eliya city and is about 200 metres walk from the Grand Hotel. The Victoria Park was formally the research field of the Hakgala Botanical Garden and has an extent of 27-acres. The park received its name in 1897 to commemorate Queen Victoria’s 60th year as monarch.
The park could comfortably boast about their extensive array of flowering plants, with rare endemic flora to more intrepid blooms making an experience across the expanse of the park. It is accessible to the public all year round, but it’s highly recommended to pay a visit during the months of March to May, and again in August to September, when the flowers are in full bloom, in order to get the most out of the experience. If you are a lover of watching birds, then grab a pair of binoculars and you are bound to find some wonderful tropical birds in the gardens. The Children’s Park is towards the far end of the park with a play area and even a miniature train. The park is even ideal for a picnic.
The park is open from 7.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m.