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SSR Botanic Garden

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Address: Royal Road, Parc, Pamplemousses, Mauritius 21003
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2302439401
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8:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanic Garden (SSRBG) covers an area of...

The Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanic Garden (SSRBG) covers an area of about 37.5 hectares constituting of various attractions in terms of flora and fauna of both terrestrial and aquatic origins. The origin of the SSRBG dates back to the French period. In 1736, the French Governor, Mahé de Labourdonnais, chose to set up his domain around the present Main Gate of the garden. In 1767 the French Intendant Pierre Poivre, the creator of the garden, introduced vegetables, fruits, flowers and spices from all over the world. It is the oldest Botanic Garden of the southern hemisphere.

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This garden is very beautiful and a good alternative from daily Beach. We had Alice guide, He arose us many well-knowing plants and spicy, like nutmegg-apple or the cinamon... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Hannover, Germany
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Hannover, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This garden is very beautiful and a good alternative from daily Beach. We had Alice guide, He arose us many well-knowing plants and spicy, like nutmegg-apple or the cinamon tree. The lily pond was almost beautiful. In summary it was worth it! 😊

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Wickford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Free parking, only 200 Rupees (approx. £5) each. Large variety of plants many we can only grow inside in the UK. The gardens are well laid out with plenty on gravel paths making it easy to explore the entire gardens at your leisure. No food outlet within the gardens but if you take in your own food plenty of covered... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

visited this botanical garden, for the price i paid i was diappointed,the building was under revamp in march2017. lawn very big untrimmed,lots of misqutoes due to standing water,water hyciants were not in flowers.Very big park, thus maintaince is a problem.No variety of flowers, except huge trees, not what i would expect in a botanical garden, compared to durban.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We booked through White sand tours and had a fabulous day out with our designated driver on a personal tour which included Pamplemousse. It was great to see the lilies and the huge Baobob trees. Our guide was very informative, knew all the trees and their names and uses.

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Darlington, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There is not a lot to say about the gardens other than to tell you it is very quiet, very pretty and has a wide variety of plants/trees...........DIFINITELY worth a visit

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The garden is huge and offers a great variety of old and rare plants and trees. We had a guide who explained all of the interesting stuff you would miss without. The water lilies are absolutely amazing. Don't miss this garden!

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It is a very beautifull garden in wich we were in love with the water lyly's, the palm trees, the huge baobabs, the tortues. I think is lots of work to be done ahead to do it more cool than it already is. You have guides if you want to for 2€ about one hour of guidance. I recomand this... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This Garden is open between 9am to 5:30pm. The entry ticket costs Rup 200 per adult and Rup 50 per adult for a guide. You have to pay the guide directly. It's a rather largely place and it might be wasted without a guide to talk you through the important vegetation.

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Chippenham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

You could take a whole day to look around the whole of these gardens, but as it was we only had a couple of hours to see the highlights. The main two are undoubtedly the Amzonian Water Lilies and the Lotus flowers. But we were also there lucky enough to see the Talipot tree I flower (only flowers every 30... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Park is not large and can be visited in 2 hours. Guide is (cheap) & useful, but usually they assemble a group which becomes a problem if language are different. Park can be reached by public transport but eating options are negligible. Best option is to do a quick spin with guide and then leisurely take pictures of water lilies... More 

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