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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  • This garden forms a nice part of the tour "Tropical Spices". You get a tour of the garden with an expert guide that any person with good explanation about the origin of all the trees/plants/flowers.
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  • Amazing beautiful garden, scenery spectacular. Very enjoyable, relaxing stroll, can take up to 3 hours.  more »
  • Exciting a course under the trees of the island of specific spaces (pool of water lilies, lotus pond, giant turtles,...) surprising and full of charm. Nearby, the castle of La Bourdonnais (unrelated to Mahé de L B: later) creole field, whose traditional home is perfectly restored is a testimony of colonial life in addition make a detour to the House Eureka) Home of the Le Clézio family) to restore
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  • Very nice garden, entrance 200rs is good,price for guide is 50rs per person (you might wait a bit for more people) or 500rs (12e) for private tour. It's worth to go with guide otherwise there are just trees without story. There is another price for locals (25rs). Very good was the oldest guy working there since 1971 - Is worth a tip above the published price, nice sense of humor ;-) unfortunetally there was some garbage flushed in the water that a bit ruins the experience.
  • A well developed botanical garden. Having varieties of trees. Pond of giant lily's is a good attractions. There are different types of palm tree. One tree having very rough trunk with pointed sprouts is having a very funny name which is using words from Hindi Language.
  • A preserved park with a lot of plant species. Ideal to spend a hot summer day out in nature.
  • As the name suggests, it is a botanical park Good enough to visit but there aren't exactly any guides or anything
  • Nice place Very clean 200 rupis entrance for adults Toilets are clean
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