The famous Pamplemousses Botanical Gardens, ranking among the finest botanical gardens in the world, was started in 1735 by Mahe de Labourdonnais, with Mon Plaisir Castle once his residence. The 60-acre garden boasts 500 different species of plants, of which 80 are palms. Of particular interest are the giant water lilies (Victoria Regina), a spice garden and the Talipot Palms, said to flower once every 60 years after which they die. Some trees in the garden have been planted by world leaders such as Indira Gandhi, Princess Margaret and Robert Mugabe among others.
The deer’s and tortoises are sure to delight the youngsters, whilst an old French mansion, Chateau Mon Plaisir, and an old sugar mill conjure up pictures of Mauritius’ rich historical past.
Info on or about Pamplemousse Botanical Garden
- Park /garden located at Pamplemousse village in Mauritius
- Opening Closing Time 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
- The Pamplemousse Botanical Garden is a popular tourist attraction in Mauritius; it’s a great place to discover different species of plants and flowers.
- Entrance fee 2.50 Euro per person