Le Jardin de Pamplemousses, a universe of scents and colours

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Le Jardin de Pamplemousses, a universe of scents and colours

With its thousand and one plants from the four corners of the world, Le Jardin de Pamplemousses transports you to the Amazon, Africa and Asia.

Le Jardin de Pamplemousses, in the north of Mauritius, is one of the oldest botanic gardens in the southern hemisphere. On an area of 33 hectares, flowers, trees, spices and other plants flourish along innumerable paths, which bear the names of the women and men who contributed to the development of the park.

Created in 1770 by Pierre Poivre, Le Jardin de Pamplemousses has today adopted the name of Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam, the first prime minister who led the island to independence.

During your walk, you will be overwhelmed by the colours and scents of the garden. As you roam down the paths, admire trees from around the world: Chinese camphor trees, lychees, guava and flamboyants. Aquatic plants -water lilies, lotuses and water lilies -are near spices such as nutmeg or cinnamon. The garden has an impressive number of palm trees, 95 different species, including the talipot palm, which dies after its first and only bloom.

Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical garden
SSR Botanic Garden
Royal Road

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