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SSR Botanic Garden

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Royal Road, Parc, Pamplemousses, Mauritius 21003
+230 243 9401
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The Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanic Garden (SSRBG) covers an area of about 37.5 hectares constituting of various attractions in terms of flora and fauna of both terrestrial and aquatic origins. The origin of the SSRBG dates back to the French period. In 1736, the French Governor, Mahé de Labourdonnais, chose to set up his domain around the present Main Gate of the garden. In 1767 the French Intendant Pierre Poivre, the creator of the garden, introduced vegetables, fruits, flowers and spices from all over the world. It is the oldest Botanic Garden of the southern hemisphere.
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  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Royal Road, Parc, Pamplemousses, Mauritius 21003
+230 243 9401
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The gardens and the trees are really interesting the guide was really good, but the both of the toilets I attempted to use where shocking. So if you plan to go here which I would advise it is really good but used the bathrooms somewhere...More

Thank Foxy1766
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We saw giant lily, white lotus and special palm which was amazing for a non tropical resident. You dont need a guided tour, 1 hour is enough for a comprehensive walk within the garden.

Thank okmutlu
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We spent an excellent couple of hours in these wonderful botanical gardens. Although you can walk around the grounds on your own it is much better to go round with a guide. They are extremely knowledgeable and the cost is only 100 Mauritian Rupees, about...More

Thank leedsllad
Reviewed 4 days ago

Recently visited this place with my husband because it was a place of interest to us . Read reviews of what other people said .all sounded positive so we went ahead ready for a great morning out . What a total let down . The...More

Thank mickyvicky2017
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a place for your soul. With such beautiful flowers, trees and birds you will feel like in paradise.

Thank Madalina_C8
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Entrance 200 rupees without a guide With a guide 250 rupees Do get a guide!!! They know do much and really do make it fun and easy to learn. Takes about an hour. Definitely see it because not only this is one of the oldest...More

Thank RaaR1
Reviewed 5 days ago

Gigantic very old palmtrees and other trees, very clean and nice water lellys. Very quiet, mak usage of the official parking which is free, some locals will try to provide you with another payable parking slot

Thank LesQuesnes
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited the botanical garden yesterday, lovely place, a few birds to see and we saw a turtle swimming in the lotus pond. Only downside is that we got ripped off into paying a 'watchman' to park when there is a free official garden carpark 300m...More

Thank Thomo1401
Reviewed 1 week ago

So glad we decided to fit in the visit to the gardens, so many different species of lilies and after all the fields of sugarcane, loved the natural vegetation and peaceful feeling of the gardens, well worth the visit

Thank sharonwalter
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a very peaceful tranquil place to visit and not many people around in afternoon we were there. The lotus flowers and water lilies are just beautiful along with the huge leaves. Entry was 225 rupees I think and you are provided with a...More

Thank Lredman
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21 May 2017|
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Response from Jonid D | Reviewed this property |
Hi Vandana.... it's a tropical treasure trove .... no matter what time of year you visit, there will be something wonderful to see... different plants put on their best show at different times of the year. I believe right... More
2 March 2017|
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Response from CMAB31 | Reviewed this property |
We got taken to a rip off restaurant by our taxi driver it's called Le Pecheur and was very very expensive. Some friends ate at the Sugar Factory and said that was good so it's probably a better bet.
2 March 2017|
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Response from fred2014759 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, How long should one allow for this park please? We'd want to see most if not all of it. - 1 hour Is it best in the morning or afternoon around this time of year (March)? Morning - there is a plant that is flowering - it... More