SSR Botanic Garden, Pamplemousses

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Must see · Garden · Nature / Park
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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  • Best place to spend with family. Specially on Sundays :) #Nature# Kids can play safely. They are able to feed animals. Lots of information on plants.  more »
  • Nice half day Pic nic experienced with the family.... Enjoyed the running around and breathing the fresh air....  more »
  • It is the very old botanical garden of Mauritius. It was made in the memory of independence of Mauritius. There is wide range of veritas of tress brought here from Africa, India and whole over the world. It is not like you have seen the other botanical gardens having flowers and other stuff. But worth for visit. Good place for visit.
  • What a magical botanical garden! All those beautiful species mainly from tropics, Asia and Africa, South America. There grounds are very interesting. It is worth to take a one hour guided tour, and then get lost in the jungle of paths and plants for hours. The parking is free.

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