We arrived early afternoon and were greeted by Mr J Amarasinghe, the curator of the arboretum. He is an encyclopedia of knowledge about the plants and animals within this green... read more
The IFS-Popham Arboretum, Sri Lanka's only dry zone arboretum was...
The IFS-Popham Arboretum, Sri Lanka's only dry zone arboretum was established over five decades ago on 7.5 acres of thorny scrub jungle and abandoned 'Chena' land in Dambulla which is in the geographical center of our island, where history and culture merge amidst a natural landscape of water and mountains.
The arboretum is not only about trees. There and many species of Birds, Butterflies, Dragonflies, Spiders and Mammals including Bats that can be seen within the premises.