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Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolan Botanic Garden

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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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went here on a rather rainy and humid day. Still very nice to stroll through. Taking a guide is a very good idea, otherwise you're missing out on some things. Really enjoyed the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Linz, Austria
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Linz, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

went here on a rather rainy and humid day. Still very nice to stroll through. Taking a guide is a very good idea, otherwise you're missing out on some things. Really enjoyed the different spices, fruit trees, huge sea roses and lotus. It's the oldest botanical garden in the southern hemisphere.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Nice garden, good place to visit relax, But now you have to pay an entry fees to visit it and its free for local resident on Sundays.

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Banjul Division, Gambia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Loved the dears! And the giant lily pond. Such beautiful place. Very relaxing as well, in touch with nature

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Tehran, Iran
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We spent half the day in this garden. Didn't get tired at all! We got a leader for our visit which was a great idea cause seeing the different plants is one thing but hearing information about them is another thing! I can't describe the beauty of this park and all the plants. The ponds with lilies and everything. My... More 

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Port Louis
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The garden is no longer what it used to be... I remember it as a blooming place, full of flowers, exotic and rare plants. We spent whole days strolling about, relaxing by the fish and waterlily lakes. The waterlily got attacked by some type of snails, and shockingly, I've heard there's no biologist attached to the gardens! Even some rare... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Only thing worth watching here is the Lotus Pond, with leaves in picture perfect shapes, that are usually found in Indian Diwali Diyas ! Variety of trees, tortoises, deer are few things you come across. If short of time, just watch the lotus pond and come back, else it takes 2 hours wandering inside the garden.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

These gardens. Pleasant retreat from the hustle of pt. Louis. Worth joining a guided group @50 rupees for background and orientation then wander. Get there early or book if you want to do the tour by golf cart. Lovely feeling to gardens and the water lilies alone make trip worthwhile.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

A nice and well-kept garden, with many fine plants to look at. Nice place for a picnic free parking was also good.

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midlands uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

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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