Pamplemousses Botanical GardenCurrently Closed
- Address: Pamplemousse, Pamplemousses, Mauritius 21003
- Timings: 08:30 am - 05:30 pm Details
- Phone: +1-2302439401
- Ticket Price: 322 MUR
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Outdoors, Garden, Botanical Garden, Family And Kids
Pamplemousses Botanical Garden - Review
The botanical garden of Mauritius is quite a popular spot with wondrous tropical plants with a wide range of vegetables, fruits, flowers and more. Formerly recognized as Sir Seewoosagar Ramgoolam, the enormous garden is also historically significant. The garden area is home to ponds as well and makes for an excellent picnic spot. The garden is stretched over an area of 37.5 hectares. It is one of the most visited spots in Mauritius and can’t be missed when in Pamplemousses.
Pamplemousses Botanical Garden Ticket Prices
- Adults: 8 Euro
- Children under the age of 5: Free
How To reach Pamplemousses Botanical Garden by Public Transport
- Rent a car or explore the city on foot.
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Things to Know Before Visiting Pamplemousses Botanical Garden
95% of people who visit Pamplemousses include Pamplemousses Botanical Garden in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
43.98% of people start their Pamplemousses Botanical Garden visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Pamplemousses Botanical Garden
90.92% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Pamplemousses Botanical Garden
Pamplemousses Botanical Garden Trips
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Pamplemousses Botanical Garden, Pamplemousses Reviews
Nice place but you need lot of time to do justice. Typically tour operators take you there only for touch and go and do it let you spend time. It has lot of good things to see and wild animals also but as I said unless you have full day for yourself or at least half day you will not be able to do justice to this place. Also you need guide who can explain you most of the stuff.
I'd recommend visiting the Botanical Gardens in Mauritius early in the day to avoid the hottest part of the day. We opted for a guided tour, and the staff were very friendly and helpful as well as giving us a brilliant tour of the grounds. We had an ample amount of time to further explore the gardens and really enjoyed the visit to the Botanical Gardens.
At the botanical garden one of the main attraction I did admire was a pond filled with giant Victoria amazonica water lilies, native to South America. I was told that the young leaves emerges and unfold to circle shape and will expand up to about 1m across in a matter of hours. The flowers in the centre of the huge leaves open white one day and close red the next. The lilies are at their biggest and best in the warm summer months. There are lots of other things to see so plan to stay about 2 hours and enjoy.
I go there with my family once every year. The garden is very relaxing. Stroller friendly. The guides are very nice people. But at my last visit it looks like there is a lack of maintenance. There was no ducks in the lakes, and the names of each tree is no more written. There used to be a black little signboard with the name of each tree, where it comes from etc.
Fantastic trip for a few hours, I'd highly recommend hiring a guide for a tour, they're very insightful and i'm sure we would've missed a lot of the plants and information if we hadn't of gone with a guide. The guides are at the entrances and are a small fee if travelling with a group. The botanical garden has trees and plants planted by world leaders past and present, including Nelson Mandela and members of the British Royal Family. The monument to Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam or 'The Father of the Nation' is sight not to be missed, although in winter, the surrounding plants do not bloom.