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“A walk in the park”
Review of SSR Botanic Garden

SSR Botanic Garden
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$179.34*
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Ile aux Cerfs Speed Boat Half-Day Trip including...
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed July 23, 2013

Loved seeing the indigenous plants and trees. First time we saw a cinnamon and nutmeg tree! Lovely relaxing ramble through beautiful foliage. The large 3 -4 meter in diameter water lilies was quite a sight.

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"giant tortoises"
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"guided tour"
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"lily pond"
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"fruit bats"
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"lilly pads"
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"few hours"
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"lotus flowers"
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"worth a visit"
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"golf cart"
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"insect repellent"
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"local guide"
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

Well worth a visit, very interesting. Definately do the tour it's brief but guide extremely knowledgable.

Thank Bev C
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

The Botanical Garden provides a nice half day retreat to get away from the hustle and bustle and see the giant tortoises

Thank CosmoLogic
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

Liked whole place disliked having to go round the whole park in heat so instead hired a golf cart with driver excellent

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Reviewed July 14, 2013

Amazing and enormous trees! We took a golf cart and had a very fun and knowledgable guide. Well worth a look!

Thank Steph H
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