The Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden, commonly known as the Pamplemousses Botanical Garden, is a popular tourist attraction in Pamplemousses, near Port Louis, Mauritius, and the oldest botanical garden in the Southern Hemisphere. Famous for its long pond of giant water lilies, the garden was first constructed by Pierre Poivre in 1770, and it covers an area of around 37 hectares.
The garden, for a long time was ranked third among all the gardens that could be admired over the surface of the globe’, have been known 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, ‘The Royal Botanical Gardens of Pamplemousses’ and ‘The Royal Botanic Gardens, Pamplemousses’.
Mauritians / Foreigners
Adults (5-59): 25 MUR / 200 MUR
Seniors over 60: free / 200 MUR
Children under 5: free/ free
Official website http://ssrbg.govmu.org/English/Pages/default.aspx
Address SSR Botanic Garden Royal Road Pamplemousses Mauritius
Coordinates -20°6'24.843" N 57°34'48.003" E