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Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolan Botanic Garden

Pamplemousses, Port Louis, Mauritius (Formerly Royal Botanic Gardens Pamplemousses)
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Ranked #3 of 16 attractions in Port Louis
Type: Gardens
Owner description: This sixty-acre garden features a pond of Victoria amazonica lilies and an extensive collection of palms including the Royal Palm, Brazilian Queen... more » Owner description: This sixty-acre garden features a pond of Victoria amazonica lilies and an extensive collection of palms including the Royal Palm, Brazilian Queen Palm, Raffia Palms and the Chinese Lady Palm. « less
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Port Louis
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

The SSR Botanic Garden is one of the beautiful sites for visitors. There are hundreds of different species of plant. It has a plant that flowers every 100 years. I will strongly recommend it. Tips: Bring some pieces of bread to allow the kids to feed the ' Ti Lapia" (Fish)

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

I have visited the Botanic Gardens lots of times: once with my husband on honeymoon, then with our children, then on my own with my paints and finally with the family and my mother. It was a different experience every time, for obvious reasons, but every time it was lovely. Even the few minutes that it rained there once! It... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

The Pamplemousses Garden is the oldest botanical garden in the southern hemisphere constructed c1770. It is most famous for it's giant waterlilies, which are worth a visit in itself. In addition to the fabulously photogenic waterlilies there are many spices, ebonies, sugar canes and 85 varieties of Palms. You will also find a few giant tortoises. I recommend getting a... More

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leicestershire
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We saw more colour in the flowers and shrubs at our resort or even along the edges of the golf course. The lilies, from south America, are unusual and well presented but elsewhere the gardens were drab, fountains not working, plants strewn around waiting to be planted, disgusting toilets. Added to this, they won't give you a self-guide map of... More

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Empangeni, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

The lotus and giant amazon lilly ponds were interesting. There were really beautiful mature trees and palms. There is not much information at the garden, you have to hire a guide if you would like more information. As a whole though I would've rather skipped it as I was expecting so much more, seen as though it is the oldest... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Definitely a must in Mauritius, the garden is spectacular. There are giant turtles and some antilopes/deers at the end which is cool. The guide was informative and had great sense of humor. I consider the admission fee reasonable (I can't remember exactly how much it was but it wasn't shocking). Easily reachable by car or by bus.

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Hartlepool
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

We liked the fact that it was a green part of the city. We didn't like it because we didn't really know anything about it. A guide did offer his services but we'd had to pay to go in and didn't feel like paying more for a guide.

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Flushing, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

I dont know if i got the name right (i do not have my brochures with me). What a garden to visit! Great place to see. A must!

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Wetteren, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

A must in Mauritius. Verry good guide with lots of stories on the trees. The lotus pond is amazing,and the flowers are wonderful, never seen such huge lilies. Giant turtles at the end of the tour nice.

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Orlová
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Sir Seewogasayur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden named after the first minister of Mauritius. Botanical Garden in Pamplemousse is a very popular and atractive place to visit for tourist. It is very beautiful one of the famous garden of Mauritius. Attraction - water lilies (victoria amazonica), talipot palms, porcelain roses, ebonies, sugar canes and 85 varietiers of palm of all world. Many... More

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