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. To visit SSR Botanic Garden and other attractions in Pamplemousses, use our Pamplemousses vacation builder.
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  • I love botanical gardens and my visit to the SSR Botanic Garden was a great experience! The guide made a few jokes and knew very well what he was talking about! If you are visiting Mauritius, a visit ...  more »
  • Greeted by the beautiful historic wrought iron grille, we then walk down the aisles where (preferably) a guide you will detail the many and varied species of plants and trees (elephant foot Palm, bottle, Walker Palm Palm, Palm Beach...) before to drive you to the famous water lilies water which is the highlight of the show. I'd go for the cool and quiet morning. Mosquito repellent lotion is recommended although I saw point!
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  • We are visiting this garden and we had not taken a guide because we wanted to explore a haphazard a chance to what we would see. At the entrance, a map of the Park was given to us, allowing us to see the highlights of the Park: white lotus, pink lotus, water lilies, tambalacoques, deer, etc... A nice walk!
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  • A nice park to spend a hot day. You can walk mostly in the shade and enjoy a variety of exotic plants.
  • Great location for a walk. Takes much more than an hour to visit all important locations.
  • Cool relaxing place...with lot of fresh pure clean air. Huge variety of plants.
  • Very greenery environment, extremely relaxing!!
  • Stays behind this garden and when I was a kid, I went there atleast once a week. Love this place.

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