Sam Popham Arboretum

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The IFS-Sam Popham Arboretum, Sri Lanka’s only dry zone arboretum was established over five decades ago on 7.5 acres of thorny scrub jungle and later expanded to 35 acres 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.

Our Vision

Our vision is to conserve the tropical flora and fauna for the future generations to come.

Our Mission

Build a knowledgeable and care taking generations for nature in our country and world around.

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