If you love the green sights and colourful flowers, you will surely enjoy the Pamplemousse a lot.
The Botanic Garden, formally known as Sir Seewoosagur Botanic Garden, is located in the proximity of Port-Louis in the district of Pamplemousse. Mauritius botanical garden – Pamplemousse is home to an incredible variety of tropical plants. With many indigenous plants, Pamplemousse is one of the most visited attractions in Mauritius. Is has 650 varieties of plants among which Baobabs, plamier bouteillie, ineluctable giant water lilies are very famous. Around 85 different varieties of palm trees brought from different corners of the world, acts as the décor to this very old Pamplemousse garden.
It was the first botanical garden in the southern hemisphere of Mauritius. Pamplemousse had gone through good and tough times too in its lifetime. The garden is 37 hectares big, which has nice walkways everywhere. Besides the nice and wide variety of trees and plants, you will find an old colonial castle called ‘Chateau Mon Plaisir’, a sugar mill and a farm with deer and turtles. The botanical garden stretches over endless acres of land and it takes more than a week to cover the whole garden.
Formerly known as Royal Botanic gardens, was renamed as Pamplemoussin 1988. In beloved memory of the father of the nation, there is a funerary monument near the Chateau de Mon plaisir, consisting of the freshwater pond crowned by the lotus flower. Pamplemousse was one of the oldest and the most remarkable botanical collections in the tropics and a must visit place in Mauritius.