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Pamplemousses, Mauritius

Pamplemousses is a district of Mauritius in the north of the island, and is one of the most densely populated parts of the island.

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Pamplemousses Garden Mauritius
By Amy Adejokun Amy Adejokun Section editor

Discover Pamplemousses Garden

These are undoubtedly some of the most beautiful botanical gardens in the world. Situated in the north of the island, in the small village of Pamplemousses, the gardens were created at the orders of Pierre Poivre in the 17th Century and boast a selection of the most beautiful tropical plants picked by the enlightened and passionate botanist of Louis XV. These include Bottle palms, lotuses, all kinds of ficus and of course giant Victoria water lilies, named after the extremely well-known Queen Victoria of England, all thriving in the gardens' magnificent ponds which simply ooze serenity.

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Pamplemousses Garden

The Garden of Pamplemousses, Mauritius, Pamplemousses Garden, The flora, Grand Baie, Mauritius
The Garden of Pamplemousses, Mauritius

The garden is renowned for its lotuses and lilies as well as 85 varieties of palms from Central America, Asia, Africa and the islands around the Indian Ocean.

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The Garden of Pamplemousses, Mauritius

The name of the district and garden comes from the French word for grapefruits. The district's capital is Triolet.

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Water lilies, Mauritius

Famous for its water lilies, which go by the name "Victoria Amazonica", can reach up to 2metres in diametre.

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A new name, Pamplemousses, Mauritius

Since 1988, the garden has been renamed "The Botanical gardens of Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam", in homage to the current Mauritian Prime Minister.

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The Garden of Pamplemousses, Mauritius

The area is 25 hectares. The garden features spices, ebonies, sugar canes and many more.

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