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SSR Botanic Garden

#2 of 5 things to do in Pamplemousses Features Animals
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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  • Very good43%
  • Average14%
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“water lilies” (134 reviews)
“giant tortoises” (156 reviews)
“guided tour” (100 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:30 - 17:30
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Royal Road, Parc, Pamplemousses, Mauritius 21003
+230 243 9401
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Very cool, quite garden with species galore. The tortoises were my favourite. Having paid to enter, I wasn't prepared to pay for a guided tour. All in all, a very relaxing walk through the garden. Highly recommendable.

Thank Nomski_Zalotti
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The botanical garden is described as one of the high lights of the island. You have to pay an entrance fee and if you want a guide to show you around, you'll have to pay that separately (very strange, because they ask price per person,...More

Thank G M
Reviewed 6 days ago

We've seen quite a few botanic gardens so far, among them Kew Gardens in London, Durban Botanical Gardens, Queen Sirkit Botanic Garden in Thailand and thus expected something similar here in Pamplemousses. Unfortunately, we were very disappointed. It's basically a collection of trees, only few...More

Thank climbing-s
Reviewed 6 days ago

A peaceful place with Rich Flora and fauna.We faced drizzling which made our experience more enjoyable

Thank Parmita b
Reviewed 1 week ago

I like the lotus pool very much so much greenery. It tends to get bit humid so carry lots of liquid .

Thank Aroy22
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great (inexpensive) place to see all the flora of Mauritius in a fairly small space - and learn that there are many varieties of palm tree. Unfortunately the lack of signage and information boards means you need to take one of the multilingual guides along...More

Thank steamfan007
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Botanic Garden is widely known for the giant water lilies. The park as such has a lot more exotic plants and trees on offer, but we went for the lilies. And the lilie leaves are really big! A beautiful sight. Also the Turtle site...More

Thank Arie E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked through the garden with a guide. He shared interesting information and pointed at sights we would most likely have missed on our own. E.g. fruit bats, various palm trees, spices and flowers. Group started with 4 persons and grew to approx 20 during...More

Thank Koektrommel82
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place opportunity to see the beauty of Mauritius . Kids loved seeing the water Lilly's and also the tortoise . The only down side was the signage was not great so navigating would be tricky

Thank Lee J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fairly limited gardens with almost no signage, making a guided tour the only real option. We were disappointed by the range of flora and fauna, seeing better and more in the hotel we stayed at - one to miss if you only have limited time...More

Thank Rachael H
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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
2 March 2017|
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Response from CMAB31 | Reviewed this property |
We got taken to a rip off restaurant by our taxi driver it's called Le Pecheur and was very very expensive. Some friends ate at the Sugar Factory and said that was good so it's probably a better bet.
2 March 2017|
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Response from fred2014759 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, How long should one allow for this park please? We'd want to see most if not all of it. - 1 hour Is it best in the morning or afternoon around this time of year (March)? Morning - there is a plant that is flowering - it... More