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SSR Botanic Garden

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Address: Pamplemousses, Mauritius 21003
Phone Number: 2302439401
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

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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Avenues of Huge Mature Palms and Enormous Water Lilies

You know when you enter the thick, lacy white iron gate that something special lies ahead. Let's start with the name. Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden. It is the oldest... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I very much enjoyed the garden. Huge and beautifully arranged trees. They give you a map at the entrance, but I would definitly recommend a guide. They speak several languages and provide some interesting facts. The entering fee is 200 rupees (~ 5 eur) for the garden and 50 rupees per person for the guide.

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The information gives an impression that the attraction is much better than is fact. The giant tortoises were in a pen rather than an enclosure that might resemble their natural environment. There were some interesting plants but nothing compared to other botanical gardens I have visited. The guide wasn't really interested in taking our party of 4 adults + 1... More 

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

More of an Arboretum than Botanical gardens. essential to have a guide who can describe the different trees and their uses. Visited on a tour with White Sands

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I would not make a special trip here but it's ok for a stop on a tour on the North of the Island. When we visited several of the decorative pools were empty and the giant water lilies were looking rather tatty. The house was under reconstruction so that was shut. Beware of taxi drivers taking you to the nearby... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You know when you enter the thick, lacy white iron gate that something special lies ahead. Let's start with the name. Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden. It is the oldest botanical garden in he Southern Hemisphere - started in 1770. Its current name is after the first prime minister of Mauritius. My favorites were the absolutely giant water lilies that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What amazing views...lovely place to visit and to discover different plant species. We were greatly satisfied by the visit. It is at an affordable price.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is an interesting Arboretum but a guide is a must to understand the different trees. Also interesting to see who has planted a tree. The large Lilly pads are currently 'sick' but work is going on to sort out the water.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited as part of this excursion. However it is only 5 Euros entrance, so you could get a taxi. A nice large garden, they provide a map, there are toilets and refreshments available. Also some giant tortoises.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were staying near Grand bay and the weather was too overcast to relax on the beach so we decided to visit the gardens instead. We were advised to take a guide, they cost just a small amount but provide a wealth of information on the plants around you. Our guide, Mann had a great sense of humour and easily... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The title says it all.You will see plants from all over the world in this garden. Unfortunately however other than nameplates with the Latin name, Common name and origin their is nothing to explain what the plants are used for or what use it is to humans or animals etc... At the entrance there are guides available and unless you... More 

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