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SSR Botanic Garden

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Address: Royal Road, 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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Lots of trees

Visited on a day when we were unable to get on the water, due to a level 2 Cyclone warning. Lots of varieties of tree, but not much in the way of flowers, but may have been due to... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A tour of the botanical garden with a guide ( absolutely a must-participation pays out) is informative and also amusing. If you have not seen this huge lily or sugar cane here is the opportunity. Also extraordinary and rare plants could be seen there and will be explained by the guide. Different types of palms as well as "bleeding trees"... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice botanical garden kept in a natural way and not a park. Offers several great flora species. Giant waterlillies, lotus fields and noumerous palms are a must see here.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Recently visited pampelmouses wasn't disappointed our tour guide was very knowledgeable and the variety of trees, palms and flowers he pitched it just right and was most interesting, it was incredibly humid so take plenty of water and insect repellent.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited on a day when we were unable to get on the water, due to a level 2 Cyclone warning. Lots of varieties of tree, but not much in the way of flowers, but may have been due to the time of year. Look up to find the roosting bats.

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Surrey, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have had reason to visit the gardens on several occasions and have always noticed something different every time. I feel that having a local tour guide taking you round and explaining all of the different plants and trees is the best way. They are volunteers but except a small donation for their expertise probably around 20 rupees. Some of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Spent an afternoon here last September. There's lots to see and plenty of shade too amongst the tall trees so definitely worth a visit if you're in the area. There's also a reasonable amount of birdlife around if you look for it. We got the bus here from Grand Baie but changing in Port Louis, the direct one would have... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very green, well manicured - yet raw. You need about 2 hours to walk around. When I was there, we saw ripe mangoes falling off the trees, beautiful flowers and the Pamplemousses

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the botanical gardens in February 2017. Weather was really hot so make sure you wear your sun cream. It costs 200 Mauritius rupees to get in . You get a map so can find your own way round. Lots of street sellers at the front of the gardens selling cool drinks and snacks. We went around with a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We read this was one of the top attractions on Mauritius and could see why. Beautiful gardens. The trees/lillies and grounds are well cared for. We used a guide, which are ready and waiting for you to hire after paying your entrance fee. Our guide could speak English/French and German. So we joined up with several other tourists and he... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pleasant gardens to walk around in,all quite easy to navigate with the map from the kiosk and the information in our guide book. A lot of areas have a rather neglected air about them. Worth seeing if you are in Mauritius but I wouldn't travel here specially to see the gardens.

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