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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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Royal Road, Parc, Pamplemousses, Mauritius 21003
+230 243 9401
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Definitely worth a visit - a huge collection of tropical trees and other plants. It was overcast and showering when we went there, which actually added to the "tropical rainforest" atmosphere. Many ponds, some with the giant waterlilies that the gardens are famous for. I...More

Thank Chris J
Reviewed 4 days ago

For a couple of hours this is a pleasant stroll around what is basically a park to the untrained eye, so yes a guide may make it more interesting if that's your thing but we didn't and still enjoyed it in all our ignorance...

Thank johnb73
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Again I enjoy visiting botanicals gardens and have been to my fair share around the world I just missed the tour as the hotel gave me the wrong time so I went on my own There is a lot to see but without a guide...More

1  Thank themanthemyth1688
Reviewed 1 week ago

A visit here is a must when in mauritius. A guide is a must as well as there are so many trees, plants Andy wildlife to see. Very educational and well presented.

1  Thank Haydn C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth a visit. This is the oldest botanical garden in the southern hemisphere. Started in 1770 by Pierre Poivre and covering 37 hectares. Also known by the locals as the "Jardin Botanique de Pamplemousses". Has giant water lilies, spices, plants and trees from around...More

1  Thank 399antoinek
Reviewed 1 week ago

The 3rd largest botanical garden in the world is wonderful! The display of great (and very old) trees of all types, the fine water lily pond, the lotus leaves, and a wide variety of other botanical treats await you. We were on a tour and...More

1  Thank Doug B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had been so looking forward to visiting this destination based on pictures seen. We were somewhat disappointed. Firstly- there is free parking at the main entrance, don’t be scammed by the locals who ask Rs 100-200 to park along the side staying that the...More

Thank Jade H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For 50 Rupees per person definitely get a guide (about £1.20 each). Sanjay was fab and spoke English and French, making sure everyone was included in all conversations. He took us around for 1.5 hours. It was super interesting and relaxing, and at a steady...More

2  Thank AJLEngland
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a lovely botanical garden. You can roam freely between different types of plants, it is allowed to go off the path. I would recommend to get a guide otherwise you will miss 70% of the experience. Our guide let us feel, smell and see...More

Thank Ingrid v
Reviewed 1 week ago

It as a leisure time walking in the garden, and seeing the turtles. The ground was big and there are some interesting trees and flowers. But if you only have limited time in the area I would prefer The Eureka house.

Thank sunshinelpc
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Kapil K
20 October 2017|
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Response from David N | Reviewed this property |
hi there, go with the hotel. or do it online with international rental company. we stayed at So Sofitel and they subscribed to Eurocars. £40 per day..2 days is sufficient to seen sights. Depending on where u stay there might... More
Kapil K
18 October 2017|
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Response from HRS2017 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Kapiln, I'd recommend you get a guide (there's an older gut who has worked there for 30 years and charges 50 rupees per person) -he walks you around, giving you history and telling you about the medicinal uses of the... More
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