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SSR Botanic Garden

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Address: Pamplemousses, Mauritius 21003
Phone Number:
2302439401
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08:30 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanic Garden (SSRBG) covers an area of...

The Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanic Garden (SSRBG) covers an area of about 37.5 hectares constituting of various attractions in terms of flora and fauna of both terrestrial and aquatic origins. The origin of the SSRBG dates back to the French period. In 1736, the French Governor, Mahé de Labourdonnais, chose to set up his domain around the present Main Gate of the garden. In 1767 the French Intendant Pierre Poivre, the creator of the garden, introduced vegetables, fruits, flowers and spices from all over the world. It is the oldest Botanic Garden of the southern hemisphere.

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We paid 100 rupees for the services of a guide which is worth doing because as some people have already commented, a lot of the trees and plants are not labelled. However you do... read more

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Martletwy, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We paid 100 rupees for the services of a guide which is worth doing because as some people have already commented, a lot of the trees and plants are not labelled. However you do get the chance to smell a lot of the leaves which produce the various spices and it's an educational hour or so. Yes, there is renovation... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been here today and have only seen a small part of it. There's so much to be seen, just one piece of advice. It would be nice if more trees and plants will be labeled. Other than that, I highly recommend it

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Deal, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This 60 acre site is delightful, but ignore the info in the guidebook, if you are not Mauritian you have to pay 200MR entrance fee ( at the time of writing) for adults. It is worthwhile taking an umbrella with you since downpours are torrential and if you are not near one of the 'kiosks' on the map you will... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was on our list of attractions to see whilst in Mauritius and it just so happened that the day we had arranged was quite wet but it certainly did not prevent us from enjoying it. Gardens were lovely, and it was good to pay a little extra for a guided tour as they are so knowledgeable and ours was... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great location, nice and diversived planted parc. Old trees and interesting plants form all over the world with a history.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This attraction was a long drive from our hotel in Bel Ombre and, on reflection, we would have been better off not bothering. There is a lot of disrepair and the main 'avenues' are merely tarmac roads. The labelling is not very informative and we were disappointed that it is mostly trees and few flowers. This may have been due... More 

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Krugersdorp, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Although there's not much to see, the little that is, is beautiful. perfect for nature lovers and photographers, or if you're looking to kill a few hours.

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Saro, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Compared with botanical gardens around the world, this one is very poor. Not many flowers to see. It felt more like a park than a botanical garden. there are animals there too like deer and tortoise but they are cajed and we can see them from behind bars

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Nottingham
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really nice place, take a guided tour, you will learn so much about the trees and plants. Make sure that you look at the tortoises

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice way to spend an hour or two in Mauritius, within reach of the capital and the northwestern beaches. A good place to identify some of the unique local flora.

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