The Club was established in 1878. Membership comprises of across section of society which includes persons from different walks of lifelike professionals, Businessman, Public Servants, Retired Personal and other Senior Citizens of Kandy and suburbs. It provides an atmosphere conductive for relaxation and recreational facilities to members after a hard day of work. It is one the prestigious clubs in the Central Province.
Following are some of the facilities made available at the club.
1. Four well maintained Tennis Courts are available for adult and Student Members. A special feature is that flood lit tennis is available for those who wish to play tennis at night hours.
2. The club conducts tennis coaching camps for beginners and organizes national Tennis tournaments for Children of International Schools and National Schools in the Central Province. The Club been affiliated to the Sri Lanka Tennis Association from time to time organizes Ranking Tennis Tournaments. The club in the recent past had produced several national level players.
3. Over the years Kandy Garden Club has maintained a very high standard in both Billiard and Snooker. in the 1980s the world Billiard and Snooker tournament was held at the club table. Reputed world class players like MJM. Lafir and Dreffield were seen in action at this tournament. This was a very rare event to be conducted in Kandy.
4. Facilities are also provided for school children to play Table Tennis at the club.
5. A another popular game the members engage in is Card games. especially, Bridge is very popular played at the club as a member of the Sri Lanka Bridge Association tournaments are conducted at the club.
6. For over 50 years annually children participating in carol Singing on Wesak day and Bakthi Gee on Poson day are entertained to hightea at the club.
7. For the convenience of the General Public recently an A.T.M. was installed in the club premises.
8. A joint venture with two food outlets catering to members, students, local and foreigners have been established in the club premises.
9. Apart from catering to the needs of the members the Kandy Garden Club has stretched its hand to assist societies and associations which are badly handicapped due to lack of proper premises for conducting of their meetings.In this respect, the club provides free use of the club premises to conduct their meetings. The Organizations that make use of this facility includes the Cancer Society, Lions Club, Nature Society, Rotary Club,
Senior Citizens Association, Ceylon Bird Club and oriental Bird Club International.