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SSR Botanic Garden

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Royal Road, Parc, Pamplemousses, Mauritius 21003
+230 243 9401
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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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“water lilies” (126 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Royal Road, Parc, Pamplemousses, Mauritius 21003
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Reviewed today

unexspected find avery large and varied tree collection plus the famouse lillies agood half day . perhaps it would be better if it was more tidy

Thank Elaine C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Here is a surprising place on the island: a very large botanical garden with incredible flowers and trees, the highlight of the visit being the pond with the big water lilies and their flowers !

Thank LaBoi6469
Reviewed 3 days ago

For a botanic-fan it is a total dissappointment. It looks like since 1988 nobody is exerting effort to care about this garden. Ticket costs You 200 Rs and for this price You recieve a trip threw a sloppy, unkempt city park full of garbage, strange...More

Thank CorFry
Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I visited the garden last week and were very impressed with it. When we arrived we were met by a guide who showed us around and gave us a lot of information about the plants and trees as well as the history...More

Thank gerryoct2015
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Worth a visit if you are visiting north of the island. Only minutes away form the Sugar Cane Museum. Cool area to visit on a hot visit. Many varieties of tree and plants. Well maintained gardens. If you can afford...a guide would make the visit...More

Thank David N
Reviewed 4 days ago

The guides will try to group you by language, but ours spoke both English and French so he explained to both groups. There is not enough written in the garden for you to figure it out yourself unless you are already an expert, but a...More

Thank freecraig
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited as part of the northern tour so only had just over an hour here but the guide showed us around and we had a little free time to have a wander around. Nice and relaxing place but could do with a few hours...More

Thank Tashyman14
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had a wonderful day here, our guide Mann was extremely helpful and informative, he made our day very special, well worth a visit to these fabulous gardens.

Thank Lesley H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited mainly to see the giant lily pads as i had seen them on David Attenborough when i was little and as we were in Mauritius i really wanted to see them. The park is lovely but i had expected to see more colour...More

Thank Claire R
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The park is a good place where to rest during the hottest hours of the day. It can be fully visited in max 2h. It has a very nice corner hosting plants planted by important political figures such as Mandela and Sonja Ghandi.

Thank syrius83
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Kapil K
18 October 2017|
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Response from Kevin B | Reviewed this property |
Hi - I would advise a guide - we were lucky because our driver for the day acted as our guide and he was very knowledgeable and it did not cost us any extra money, certainly you get to know more about the gardens with a good... More
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Vandana6996
21 May 2017|
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Response from Jonid D | Reviewed this property |
Hi Vandana.... it's a tropical treasure trove .... no matter what time of year you visit, there will be something wonderful to see... different plants put on their best show at different times of the year. I believe right... More
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