Curepipe Botanic Garden, Curepipe

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Curepipe Botanic Gardens in Route des Jardins, Curepipe, is the second largest botanical garden in Mauritius.It has a relatively informal layout, and contains a river, lake and the world's rarest palm tree among other attractions.History and compositionThe gardens were established in 1870, with the initial goal of cultivating several varieties of plants that could not get acclimatized in the less temperate regions of the island .The gardens were initially furnished with a rich collection of exotic plants which have been introduced to Mauritius as ornamentals, especially Rhododendrons, Camphors and a range of exotic fruit trees. Azaleas, on the coat of arms of Curepipe, also grace the garden. However it now also boasts a small but growing collection of the rarest and most endangered endemic plants of Mauritius.In the mid 1980s, the garden was named "Sir Seewoosagar Botanical Garden" after Seewoosagur Ramgoolam, Mauritius's first post-independence Prime Minister. A similarly-named botanical garden to the north in Pamplemousses, is also named after the same statesman. However the Curepipe Gardens are significantly smaller and cooler in temperature, with a more informal layout.LayoutEntrance to the garden is free.It covers an area of roughly 27 acres, and is situated about 2 km to the west of the Curepipe town centre in Route des Jardins. The main entrance is on Botanical Garden Street at Les Casernes, and a secondary entrance is located at Camp-Caval.The gardens are intersected by a river and a lake - set about with Nandia palms. There is also a gazebo, at which community events are sometimes hosted. This Victorian-style kiosk has a raised wooden board floor, designed specifically for acoustics to cater for the audiences which attended the early concerts.
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  • These botanical gardens are very British in style, there is even a central bandstand just like the ones you can see in England! The gardens have magnificent trees and lawns, there is a river and a lar...  more »
  • We recently visited the SSR Botanical Garden in Mauritius. The entrance fee was Rs200 for my daughter and I and we received a map of the garden! Luckily we found a guide and joined a small group and t...  more »
  • It's a beautiful botanical garden. The small pool in the garden as flowers in the kayak. It's not a good time for Sivrisineklerden.
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  • nice place to relax and have a quick lunch . the environment is quite pleasant
  • nice place to sit and relax, you can also have a picnic there.
  • Peaceful place. Great for children as there is a children park for them.
  • Small walk through beautiful garden.. Not much crowded..
  • Its a small but peaceful garden where family picnics are really good
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