Established in 1861, Hakgala Garden is the second largest garden in Sri Lanka. It is located at 5,400 feet above the sea level and has a cold climate of between 16 °C to 30 °C.
Hakgala Garden is a part of Hakgala Strict Nature Reserve with over 10,000 species of flora. It is a major tourist attraction in Sri Lanka especially during the Spring season between April to August.
It is located in a scenic location surrounded by misty hills. The cool climate and scenic beauty compel the visitors to visit the garden every season. This area reminded British governors of their home hence they created a town few miles away from the garden and named it “Little England” now known as Nuwara Eliya which is a famous tourist attraction.