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Address: Pamplemousses, Port Louis, Mauritius (Formerly Royal Botanic Gardens Pamplemousses)
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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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Great day in gardens

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
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Adelaide, Australia
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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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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

It is a nice place for a family outing. It has exotic plants and flowers. Different species of animals and it is quite a nicely located garden in the north of Mauritius

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 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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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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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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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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