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Pamplemousses Gardens

Listed under Botanical Gardens in Mauritius.

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The photos of this garden are of magical ponds of water lilies so large they look like they could hold a small child – and probably can – and long lines of cool palm trees and bright flowers. The lilies are Amazonian, but some of the 85 species of palm are local – the others have come from all over the world. The garden also has a more practical selection of sugar canes and spices and medicinal plants. As far as wildlife goes the garden has formal inhabitants – fish and deer – but lots of birds choose to live here.

This is a big enough garden to get lost in, despite its popularity with visitors and locals.

Under it’s full name: the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden this is the oldest garden in the Southern Hemisphere – the first plantings of it began in 1770. The name was changed to Sir S.R. in 1988 to honour the man who led the island to independence.

Written by  World Reviewer Staff.

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