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“Worth investing a morning stroll” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Seychelles National Botanical Gardens

Seychelles National Botanical Gardens
Mont Fleuri, Victoria, Mahe Island, Seychelles
+248 4 67 05 37
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Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in Victoria
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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Doha, Qatar
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“Worth investing a morning stroll”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

A nice range of local flora. Some areas lack recent attention. A great place to go for those of us who live in a desert environment. A good reminder of how wonderful "GREEN" can be.

Visited July 2013
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“Utter waste of money!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Having heard such wonderful things about the botanical gardens, we decided to venture into these famous gardens. At 100 Seychellois Rupees a head, it came to around £17 for all 3 of us to visit these rather dull sets of gardens. There was barely any interesting flora apart from the famous Coco de Mer and the only real centrepiece for the whole place was the giant turtle exhibit which featured a moody female keeper who cut greenery with a large machete over the top of the turtles and proceeded to chuck it on the heads of the turtles causing them distress.

We then continued to explore more of the gardens where there was some nice little bits of scenery as you sat on a bench looking over what is essentially a large lawn. We went for the 'forest walk' right at the back of the gardens that really only lasted 2 minutes before reaching a dirty and worn-down gazebo.

To top it all off, the cafeteria was shut for renovations during the busiest time of the year! Not worth the money if I'm honest, could be better spent on a nice meal at a beachside resort.

Visited July 2013
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“Humbled in the Sun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

With so many increadible things, plants, vegetation, beaches and people to see, you can not afford to miss this. Also a visit to the giant turtoisses makes for an unforgettable morning.

Visited September 2012
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“take refreshments”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

great place to spend a day gardens are great but refreshment stands were all closed,not good in all the heat and the map must hav been drawn by someone who,s never been there as it made no sense!

Visited April 2013
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“Nothing great”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

I first went to the gardens almost 10 years back and remember having a great experience. The turtles were out in the open, there were many exotic fruits and plants to see. Now its a complete dead zone, with all the turtles cramped into a small open air section and no unique plants/fruits

Visited June 2013
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