SSR Botanic Garden, Pamplemousses

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Stroll across the 37 hectares (91 acres) of SSR Botanic Garden and explore the preserved plant life of the Southern Hemisphere's oldest botanical garden. Admire the neatly maintained gardens and their luxuriant vegetation, including the giant water lilies of the park's main pond, abundance of sugar canes, and over 85 varieties of palm tree. Named after the attractive grapefruit tree that grows in the region (thought to have been introduced by the Dutch), the garden boasts decorative plants as well as fruit trees, all giving an excellent introduction to the agricultural and culinary heritage of the island nation. Arrange to visit SSR Botanic Garden and other attractions in Pamplemousses using our Pamplemousses trip itinerary builder app .
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  • Parking is free, even if there's a man asking for money. We hired one of the official guides waiting after you buy tickets. She spoke English, French and Italian at least! She was very competent and.....  more »
  • We were lucky enough to get there early to avoid the crush 9am and didn't take a guide as we were pushed for time but I have heard the guides are really worth getting. Map was easy to follow and we...  more »
  • There was nothing outstanding about our visit, lush gardens with little colour, other than green, and a few giant tortoises in a fenced off area. For a real Tortoise experience, La Vanille on the...  more »
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  • Nice place to visit. Lots of exotic trees and plants. Famous peoples status who helped in building the island. Without forgetting the big fish pond , waterlilies.
  • Peaceful atmosphere. Nice place to relax. Only thing: Maintenance is lower than before. Hope it gets better! Otherwise, perfect place.
  • Wonderful place to visit. I would really recommend getting a guide to take you around (an extra 200 rupees per person + tip). He showed us the different type of plants, spices etc. in the garden that we would have likely just walked past otherwise. The guide spoke a lot of languages too. Takes about an hour to see the gardens with a guide. They don't accept credit/debit card for admission so take cash.
  • Very nice gardens! You can spend at least a couple of hours in exotic fauna and flora as well as in shade of trees during the hot afternoon. Is also possible to get there without a guide, but for more detailed visit at the main entrance you can hire them.
  • A great place to visit with plenty of native and non-native flora to see. There's also native fauna hiding around the place too like fruit bats up in the tress and endemic bird species. The only downside are the very pushy people at the entrance who try to make you pay for a guided tour.
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