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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  • Didn't get a guide coz I came here just for the tortoises and the big water lily pond. Regretted it because the map and instructions inside the garden are very limited, and I wasn't aware that there.....  more
    Didn't get a guide coz I came here just for the tortoises and the big water lily pond. Regretted it because the map and instructions inside the garden are very limited, and I wasn't aware that there.....  more »
  • My family recently visited the botanic gardens and we enjoyed getting a guide. He provided so much information that we will never forget this garden. We hugely recommend this as a must see event and.....  more
    My family recently visited the botanic gardens and we enjoyed getting a guide. He provided so much information that we will never forget this garden. We hugely recommend this as a must see event and.....  more »
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  • Great day out. Had a guided tour. Was lead by a very pleasant and friendly gentleman nicknamed double rum. A friendly environment, full of wonderful trees, some from over Africa, some only seen in Mauritius. Great fun, would return. Make sure to get a guide for the best experience.
  • Fantastic for all ages - well worth a visit for anyone in the area! Very reasonably priced, knowledgeable and friendly tour guides and a massive variety of exotic plants. They also have some deer and tortoises. Even the rain, it was possible to see the beauty of all the flora. N.B. Would not recommend smelling the vomit fruit.

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