Spice Gardens in Sri lanka

Spice Gardens in Sri Lanka






One must visit a Spice Garden in Sri Lanka to get an insight into the long cherished spice history of the island. Spice gardens in the hill capital ,Matale, Mawanella etc. give fascinating experiences to spice lovers from all over the world. In fact most of the tourists visiting these gardens take back with them a memorable experience after seeing and feeling Sri Lankan spices.
Sri Lanka which was then known as Taprobane, was world renowed for its high Quality Spices. It is believed even during ancient times the Greeks, Romans and the Arabic kept up their connections with Sri Lanka through the spice trade. In the sixteenth century Ceylon, as Sri lanka was then known, was found by Portuguese who soon started exchanging cinnamon and different spices with the kings of Ceylon. They were followed by the Dutch and English who contributed their share to shape Sri lanka's spice history. In fact in the Western part of the country which was mostly frequented by the Europeans, the uniqueness of the dishes can be tasted even today.

Among the mostly exchanged spices, cinnamon takes the first place.The Dutch loved cinnamon and even went to the extent of imposing certain laws to punish those who fell or harmed cinnamon trees. Among the other much valued sri lankan spices are  cloves, cardamom, nutmeg, mace and pepper, for which Sri Lanka is famous all over the world.


  pepper corns                               

 

New Ranweli Spice Garden Sneak a Peek Pepper Corns
Pepper Corns
                                             

 

vanilla

                                     

New Ranweli Spice Garden Sneak a Peek Vanilla
Vanilla


 

nutmeg

New Ranweli Spice Garden Sneak a Peek Nutmeg
Nutmeg

Aloe Vera                              

New Ranweli Spice Garden Sneak a Peek Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera

Cocoa

New Ranweli Spice Garden Sneak a Peek Cocoa
Cocoa







World renowned chef Peter Kuruvita visits Ranweli Spice Garden

 

 

 

ranweli spice garden my sri lanka

   

 

ranweli spice garden

 

 

 

cooking demonstration by peter kuruvita

 

 

 

 

ranweli spice garden

 

 

 

 

cooking demonstration by peter kuruvita

 

 

 

 

my sri lanka programme by peter kuruvita in ranweli spice garden