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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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London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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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57 reviews 57 reviews
43 attraction reviews
326 helpful votes 326 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
22 helpful votes 22 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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155 reviews 155 reviews
64 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 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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Sydney, Australia
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48 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Unfortunately I didn't have long, but managed to get to the giant lily pads and the Mauritian tortoises. The keeper was watering them and giving them a scratch on the head - lovely. The walkway where dignitaries have planted trees was interesting.

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We had long wished to visit these famous gardens, but found them somewhat unkempt with the workforce more interested in sitting down chatting and using their mobile phones. Consequently much untidiness was evident. Not worth the entrance fee.

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Thane, Maharashtra, India
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Very nice garden full of nice trees and freshness every where and nicely maintained. Nice place and very scenic. You would enjoy during the day....

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Sungai Petani, Malaysia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
49 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

we read so much about it that we decided to visit it. There is a fee of MUR 200 for foreigners, which we thought was expensive for garden admission compared to world class gardens in Malaysia, Singapore etc. Then we were horrified to find the place so unkempt and there were hardly any signage or notices about the gardens. We... More

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