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.To visit Curepipe Botanic Garden on your trip to Curepipe, use our Curepipe trip planner .
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Curepipe Botanic Garden Reviews
VishDemAugust 9, 2017
A very nice place for friends and family also for couples. Very near to Curepipe, around 5 mins drive. The small river, lake and trees take your stress away... more »
juliant919June 21, 2017
Discovering a palm tree covered in scaffolding, I realised what I'd found. The rest of the Botanic Garden is small, when compared to Pamplemousse. Locals make more fuss about that. Where this falls do... more »
stephane lMay 22, 2017
Nice garden found on botanical garden road, you have nice supermarket nearby like Intermart, I would definitely recommend if you have young kids. more »
Andriano SalantanoSeptember 7, 2017
Good place to take a breath of fresh air in the morning or for jogging. You might even bring your kids there during weekends as there is a kid corner playground.
Silvio BenoitAugust 5, 2017
Could be a beautiful garden but lack of maintenance. A place to rest for a little while. Interesting in summer, much less in winter season as area rainy.
Athanas MichaelAugust 22, 2017
Great place to breath and have a good time with family
Anonymous StrangerJuly 4, 2017
Calm & relaxing place. Specially when there are not lots of uneducated.
Veeru lochunAugust 16, 2017
Zoli ti base pu admire la nature 😅
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