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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 15 Attractions in Port Louis
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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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.

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London, United Kingdom
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97 reviews 97 reviews
12 attraction reviews
192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW 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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4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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57 reviews 57 reviews
21 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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135 reviews 135 reviews
15 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
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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Londerzeel
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

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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at sea
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53 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Easy to get there by bus from Port Louis if you don't want to rent a car or take a tour. Gardens are well-kept. Smaller than many national botanic gardens we've visited, but pleasant and interesting. Lotus flowers and giant Amazon lilies are lovely. Lots of birds flitting around. Giant tortoise and deer on display.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The gardens are beautiful, well kept & certainly worth a visit if you have a morning or afternoon (or more) to spare. Strongly suggest you consider using one of the formal guides to get the most from your visit. Remember sunscreen & bug lotion! There is designated parking, so watch out for the opportunistic parking attendants waving you off to... More

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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Very disappointed that the giant water Lillie's are not so giant - they are very small. Not worth the drive all the way from the east! Buy the mosquito cream sold there of bring with you - the others on the tours were bitten. The guides are very good and knowledgable.

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