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SSR Botanic Garden

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Address: Royal Road, Parc, Pamplemousses, Mauritius 21003
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08:30 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 17:30
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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Beautiful Garden Walk

Good way to spend a morning/afternoon. The guide (100 rupees) was friendly, helpful, factual and also added a bit of humour. I wouldn't say it was a necessity to have a guided... read more

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Good way to spend a morning/afternoon. The guide (100 rupees) was friendly, helpful, factual and also added a bit of humour. I wouldn't say it was a necessity to have a guided tour (1 hour) but he did show us a couple of plants (and smells) we wouldn't have been aware of.

Thank ECrewshaw
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

The garden is very beautiful, there are so many plants and the landscapes are amazing. The price is fair. As you walk in they'll try to push you into joining a guided tour for just 50 MUR, which doesn't seem like much but we decided to go around by ourselves. We met the guided tour a couple of times and... More 

Thank Manup253
Port Louis, Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have visited this garden again after 10 0r more years, the administrators should de flogged tied to the front doors.It is in such a mess i thought the island had been visited bu a cyclone recently but there had been none for moore than 5 years, not even a small one ,so i think all the staff should be... More 

Thank zorzeNo
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Take a guided tour as there is not much information if you walk around on your own. Our guide was very funny and very informative. We had a great time. Expect to spend 60-90 min. Really good and inexpensive lunch at the café across the street next to the hindu temple, especially their home made samosas. After that we stopped... More 

Thank jordenrundt80
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited last week and we loved it. Beautiful place and fantastic guide...you really do need a guide as it will make your visit. Ours was funny and pointed out lots of interesting things which we would have missed as well as making it interactive by making us smell and touch plants etc. It only costs around £1 per person and... More 

Thank llanitaSunflower
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I went there with my daughter visiting from Newcastle. We wanted a guide and were happy to pay for the service ... we were asked to go look at the tortoises and wait for more people to join the group... Eventually another couple joined The guide proceeded to do the visit in ITALIAN even though we clearly asked for English.... More 

Thank Jonid D
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Botanical Garden is unique place to visit. In comparison with some other attractions in Mauritius they are ready also for disabled visitors. As our friend had issue to walk longer distance we were looking for places to visit. Web page of the garden gives you clear instructions what are your options and when you arrive to the ticket desk, they... More 

Thank Luba_Uram
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here on a rainy afternoon, we took umbrellas! We had a guide which was great as he took us to the key parts of the gardens and explained lots. He lucked up leaves along the way for us to smell and identify the types of trees they were from. We only spent about an hour here but could... More 

Thank Kate S
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent just over an hour walking the gardens. Don't expect heavily manicured flowerbeds. The gardens are well marked with maps and very easy to walk around. If you are in the mood for some peaceful time, and an appreciation for some of what nature has to offer up on the island, this is the place for you. The trees... More 

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my two friends booked The tropical spices trip via thomson, which includes visiting here and port louis. The gardens were really nice, there was loads of trees and flowers to see which resulted in me taking a lot of photos. I would recommend!

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