The beautiful Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden, or the Pamplemousses Botanical Garden (known for being located in this town of Mauritius), is a true tropical oasis conceived in the 18th century by botanist Pierre Poivre.
It has 37 hectares in which about 600 species of local trees and plants grow and from other countries such as giant water lilies, roses from Venezuela, lotus flowers, laurel from the Antilles, Litchis de la Conchinchina, camphor tree from China, bread tree from Philippines or frutipan, pepper, teak, mahogany, sugar cane, mango, mangosteen, dates, etc … There are also some animals in the park, especially deer and turtles. This diversity makes it one of the most important gardens in the world.
The water lily pond is one of the symbols of the Pamplemousses Botanical Garden for its spectacular nature. Covered by magnificent giant Amazon water lilies (Victoria amazonica), a majestic plant with floating flowers that can reach 1.80 cm in diameter.
Also very interesting are the talipots, Ceylon palm trees with leaves 3.50 meters in diameter that bloom only once in their long life (50 years), just before their death. The spectacular inflorescence, made up of 50 million small flowers, reaches a height of 6 meters on the tree, a real spectacle!
It is worth reserving a day or a half to visit it as it will be a unique experience.