Pamplemousses Botanical Garden / Le Jardin de Pamplemousses – Mauritius
The Pamplemousses Garden situated in the village of the same name, covering an area of 33 Hectares, is the most popular attraction, most visited tourist place and the oldest botanical garden in the southern hemisphere. It was created in 1770 by the French Intendant Pierre Poivre, during the governorship of Mahé de Labourdonnais, who introduced plant species, vegetables, fruits and flowers from around the world.
During the French occupation, the Garden has been renamed successively as “Jardin de Mon Plaisir, “Jardin des Plantes”, Le Jardin National de l’Ile de France, “Jardin Royal”, “Jardin Botanique des Pamplemousses”, and during the British Colonisation as “The Royal Botanical Gardens of Pamplemousses” and last but not least “The Royal Botanic Gardens, Pamplemousses”. On 17 September 1988, the garden was named again as “Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanic Garden, named after the then Prime Minister of Mauritius. His funerary monument (Samadhi) is found near the Chateau de Mon Plaisir.
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The notable Pamplemousses Garden is enjoyable to stroll through and explore. It takes a few hours to complete or it can be shortened to much lesser time, as you wish. We highly recommend our visitors to make the garden one of their holiday highlights. Go to this beautiful relaxing setting, full of history, beauty, charm, serenity, uniqueness and enjoy the nature in its
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