Agricultural Technology Park / Botanic Garden is located along the A2 highway between Tangalle and Ambalantota on the south coast of Hambantota District. It is the second agricultural technology park in Sri Lanka. The total area of the Bata Ata Botanic Garden is 190 hectares. At present, Bata Atha brings a wealth of knowledge on modern agricultural machinery, emphasizing on the education and education of farmers, visitors, foreign tourists, school children and students. Here they produce seeds to meet local needs.
Upon entering the park there is a lake and you can see small fish. You can see a small paddy field and “kamata” and use it as an outdoor theater for any acting. There is also a wi bissa on the Kamata deck. In the early days, wi bissa were used for storing paddy. The fruit garden is first to be found, and there are some lesser known Sri Lankan crops and some fruit crops. You can see the growing number of tropical fruit trees such as mango, rambutan, lachi, pineapple, siyambala, guavas and more.Another part of this is Henai. This section depicts the cultivation of chena in the dry zone of Sri Lanka. Hena is not a permanent farmer. The remaining trees that survived the fire are used for the construction of fences. It is called Dadhu Wet. Hunting prevents wild animals from entering the wet fence
Generally, there are only a few varieties of vegetables used for the cultivation of henna. Many of these crops require minimal fertilizer and monitoring. Since the henna farmers need to plant the seeds during the rainy season, it requires minimal effort to water them.
One of the biggest threats to cultivation is the threat of wild animals entering the farm at night. So the farmers stayed at Hena for the night. They are vigilant at night and can be chased away if they see the intruders. They set up a small tree house in the middle of the henna. That’s call “Pela” (hut). This pela is also found in the park.
Another part of the garden is the flower garden. There is a collection of orchids, roses and various flowering plants. The specialty of this is that you can see many of the native orchids which are not found anywhere else in the world at Orchid House.
Most of the paddy is grown in Sri Lanka. It is something to behold. Another part of this is the old Sri Lankan cottage garden. There is also a paddy field where rice can be stored. A unique resource is that all bs herbs and spices are grown separately. There are more than 2,000 science gardens, landscape designers, agronomists and landscaping workers at the park.
Near Bata Ata’s Agro-technical Complex, there are shops selling local vegetables and fruits grown . There are five lakes on the site of the Botanic Garden and the Agro-Technological Park. The lakes have been cleaned and the adjoining terrain has been transformed into a mini amusement park, where visitors can stop during a botanical survey and enjoy the breathtaking views and lush vegetation. Hella Bhujun Hala maintained by the Department of Agriculture has a variety of authentic Sri Lankan food items and sweets freshly prepared and sold.
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