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Address: Pamplemousses, Port Louis, Mauritius (Formerly Royal Botanic Gardens Pamplemousses)
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Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Description: This sixty-acre garden features a pond of Victoria amazonica lilies and an...
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.
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Certainly a place, where it is of benefit to have an informed guide with you to explain the many plants. Unfortunately we went at a time, when there were few plants in flower... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 8, 2015
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midlands uk
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116 reviews 116 reviews
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to visit. if you have a guide they will tell you all about the different trees and plants they have along with the history of the gardens. check out the giant water lily's.

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Certainly a place, where it is of benefit to have an informed guide with you to explain the many plants. Unfortunately we went at a time, when there were few plants in flower, but, as we enjoy our home garden, we enjoyed the walk through this park.

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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74 reviews 74 reviews
43 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

It is a nice place for a family outing. It has exotic plants and flowers. Different species of animals and it is quite a nicely located garden in the north of Mauritius

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 via mobile

We spent an early afternoon at the SSR Botanical Gardens in Pamplemousses. It is a typical ex-colonial garden, expansive, a little tired but still retaining enough charm to make it worth a visit. There are numerous palms, and other exotic trees. Perhaps the highlight is Lilly Pond. I guess it depends on what time of year you visit but I... More 

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Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Get the guide to take you very interesting and informative.Easy access and lots of testing to see if we knew our spices,worth payinf a couple of pounds extra for. Have some water with you.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

The gardens are definitely worth a visit - make sure you join a guided walk - the guides are very knowledgeable and share all sorts of interesting insights. The Lotus flowers are spectacular

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Worth paying 50R/£1 for a guide as you will see and learn a lot more than wandering aimlessly on your own. We certainly would not have spotted the fruit bats hanging like fruit high up in the trees.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Myself and my husband visited the gardens and thoroughly enjoyed them. There were numerous examples of trees, plants, Lily's so if you enjoy gardening/plant life it's well worth a visit; There is also a small tortoise and deer enclosure. There were toilet facilities but nowhere that we noticed to buy a drink - just at the exit, so if you... More 

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Mansfield, England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

From the write up in Lonely Planet I was expecting an awe inspiring visit. This wasn't the case. We travelled from the east coast and it took around an hour. Not well sign posted. We hired a guide who was very knowledgeable and friendly. She carried out the tour in English, French and German. She made the visit, without her... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014 via mobile

Take a guided tour and learn a lot about the amazing collection of plants gatered here, see a lot of rare species and enjoy ...

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