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SSR Botanic Garden

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Address: Pamplemousses, Mauritius 21003
Phone Number: 2302439401
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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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great day out - get a guide

had a great visit, our tour guide was very informative and we would have missed a lot of things. If you go on your own, hire a local garden guide the small amount they cost would... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Perth, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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39 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a large well maintained botanic garden. The cost to non Mauritian residents is 200r. but that is a small price to pay for a couple of hours of meandering through these delightful gardens. There is a giant tortoise enclosure and a deer enclosure within the grounds and on the day we visited the deers were quarentined so we... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went with a lot of excitement, but that damped at the ticket counter- only 3 golf carts so difficult to walk with young children and the absolute indifferent attitude by the guides. You take the map but struggle to find out the roads/ directions. Inadequate signage, not all trees are identified, not even the ones unique to Mauritius, doesn't... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

very beautiful garden,a historical place for mauritius as it contains very old plants as well as endemic ones.

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Johannesburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We always visit these gardens when we visit Mauritius because there is a family connection - and they just get better every time. You can hire a guide if you wish a more in depth tour, but for most people the leaflet you get with your ticket is enough. The thing that strikes me as a South African is the... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

had a great visit, our tour guide was very informative and we would have missed a lot of things. If you go on your own, hire a local garden guide the small amount they cost would be well worth it. definitely a day to go when weather is dry

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Port Louis
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is nee most beautiful garden of the world. Very attractive and peaceful with superb rare plants. Need to visit.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here with two young children who enjoyed it. We had a guide as part of a tour which I found helpful as he was able to give us lots of information about the various plants and trees. Quiet, peaceful gardens. It was raining ( showers) during our visit and there were lots of mosquitos which was a pain.... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

200 rupees each entrance fee. A large park with giant lily pads, giant tortoises and deer. Plaques where famous people have planted trees.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been here many times and this time brought new visitors to Mauritius. The entry is free for Mauritians on bank holiday (it was 15th August) but 200 rupees for non Mauritians. Highlights are always the giant tortoises and giant amazonian water lilies. Some trees are spectacular and there are sheltered areas for the inevitable rain.

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Pamplemousses District
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very huge garden with a large variety of plants and trees,few animals (deer, tortoise). Good to walk for health. ponds with beautiful fishes. Quiet atmosphere.

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