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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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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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147 reviews 147 reviews
60 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 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
64 helpful votes 64 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
35 helpful votes 35 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
47 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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wiltshire
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

very peaceful and away from the heat, with many interesting examples of plants and trees. well worth a visit.

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Port Louis, Mauritius
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Before it was free to visit Botanical Garden of Pamplemousses but now a fee of Rs 50 has to be paid. It is a popular tourist attraction in Pamplemousses, near Port Louis. Famous for its long pond of giant water lilies. In addition to its giant waterlilies, the garden also features spices, ebonies, sugar canes, and varieties of palms. Very... More

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Long Mountain
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

This used to be a beautifful garden with big trees and giant water lilys. Unfortunately, it has become like a public garden. The garden was much better when the access was free than now when it require a small fee to access.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We had a pleasant trip to the gardens with the giant lily pads and giant tortoises being the most interesting aspects for us. We feel the place needs a bit of upkeep

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

It is a nice place to visit, Lili's are nice, the cost of a guide is 50 Ruppies per Person. One to one and half hour is enough for the visit

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