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Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolan Botanic Garden

Pamplemousses, Port Louis, Mauritius (Formerly Royal Botanic Gardens Pamplemousses)
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Ranked #4 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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Petersfield
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

cheap to get in, and the guide is even cheaper. We started off just two of us with him speaking English. As he is paid by the person, not by the tour, he asked if we minded if others joined, and ended up as an Anglo Franco German tour. With everything being said three times. Having previously visited Kandy and... More

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Worcester
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62 reviews 62 reviews
32 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

It was planned to come here as we were staying in Grand Baie and was advised by a few people that it was worth the visit. We arrived just after it had been raining but the ground soon dried up and it was nice to stroll around for a short while, whilst we waited for our guide to take us... More

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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147 reviews 147 reviews
55 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I visited the botanic gardens with my husband in April 2014. We joined a couple from South Africa and were given an english speaking guide to take us around the gardens. For the first hour we were shown around all the different types of trees and Sonny, our guide, was really informative and kept everything interesting for us. I couldn't... More

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Charges 200 MUR for a non resident. There is nothing much to see inside. Giant water lilies are small actually

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London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This is cheap to enter as is the guided tour and well worth taking the guided tour. Our guide was excellent in both English and French and really enhanced the visit with the knowledge she passed on.

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helsinki
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70 attraction reviews
398 helpful votes 398 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The entrance fee is ONLY about 4 US-dollars - not too much at all! And the fee for the guide is less than a dollar! Pääsymaksu puistoon on alle 5 euroa ja oppaan jos haluaa, maksaa se alle euron! Eli ei se nyt voi matkabudjettia kaataa! First of all, at May-August is winter time in Mauritius and the plants are... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

Simply amazing site.worth visiting it.it has waterlilies, something which is not found elsewhere. There are endemic trees, spices trees.There are even animals like tortoise.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Visited the park since it is shown as a must visit place but was greatly disappointed. One can find better greenery while visiting the different parts of country. Fees of MUR200 is very high. Would not recommend visit unless you have plenty of time to spend.

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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

This is the third biggest botanical garden in the world, after the gardens at Kew Gardens and Sri Lanka, but not any less impressive. Looking at the reviews it looks like your visit is dependant on the kind of guide you get. Tickets for tourists costs Rs. 200 each and a guide costs Rs. 50 per person. Luckily we had... More

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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65 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Judging from the other reviews we were lucky to get an English speaking guide, who was interested in the history and plants in the garden. I agree with others that it is a little run down, and i expect the time of year you go will affect the flowers (we went in their winter) however the history of spices is... More

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