“Most visitors to northern Mauritius take the time to visit Pamplemousses for its famous botanical gardens, which are worth a diversion if you fancy an afternoon away from the beach. Officially known as the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Gardens (occasionally referred to as the Royal Botanical Gardens), they feature a stunning variety of endemic and foreign plant species. The nearby decommissioned Beau Plan sugar factory has also been converted into a fascinating museum.
The town itself was named for the grapefruit-like citrus trees that the Dutch introduced to Mauritius from Java. It has a typically Mauritian feel and is a million miles away from Grand Baie or Trou Aux Biches, although there are no other sights.
Pamplemousses can be reached by bus from Grand Baie, Trou aux Biches, Grand Gaube and Port Louis. Services from Grand Baie and Trou aux Biches run approximately every hour and stop near the sugar museum on the way to the botanical gardens.
Buses from Port Louis’ Immigration Square bus station and Grand Gaube operate every 10 to 15 minutes. These buses only stop at the botanical gardens, from where it takes about 10 minutes to walk to the museum.” Source: Lonely Planet Guide
The Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanic Garden, formerly known as Royal Botanic Gardens, Pamplemousses covers about 37 hectares. It is found on the site where Mahé de Labourdonnais, the famous French Governor who once lived at Mon Plaisir, created a vegetable garden. He brought in water from the nearby Rivière des Pamplemousses for irrigation by erecting the stone work of " Canal de la Villebague ". Afterwards, the Garden was run to cultivate medicinal and other useful plant species for the "Compagnie des Indes".
In 1767, Intendant Pierre Poivre took charge of the Garden. He introduced spices viz nutmeg, clove as well as many ornamental trees. His objective was to create an acclimatisation garden of incomparable richness and beauty which took shape within a few years. He left in 1772 and passed the task to Nicholas Céré, his neighbour and collaborator from Belle Eau Estate. The latter created windbreaks to protect the trees as well as a fish pond where the Giant Amazon Waterlily ( Victoria Amazonica ) is now grown and admired by nearly all visitors to the Garden.
After a long unstable and difficult period ( 1810 to 1849 ), the Garden was restored by James Duncan through the introduction of numerous palms, conifers, bougainvilleas and attractive plants among which are Petrea, Gardenia, Azalea and Camellia.
As from 1913, the administration of the Garden was entrusted to the newly created Department of Agriculture. Various plants have been introduced, so much so that now there are some 800 species of plants of which 80 are palms. There are over 8000 magnificent specimens of plants in the Garden and they are well worth a visit.
In 1987, the Garden became known as the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanic Garden, after the beloved first Prime Minister and later Governor General of Mauritius. He was very fond of this Garden which is found in the constituency where he was on several occasions elected as a Member of the National Assembly, then known as Legislative Council. His funerary monument ( Samadhi ) is found near the Chateau de Mon Plaisir and a Commemorative Monument consisting of a fresh water pond crowned by a lotus flower with the inscription: "In Beloved Memory of the Father of the Nation"
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spice plants corner
flowering shrubs and trees
medicinal plants corner
native plants corner
animals that are encountered,
monuments and other features of interest, naturalists and botanists who have administered the Garden; the Head of States and other personalities who have planted trees; the Chairman and Members of the Trust Board; a short bibliography;” Source: Mauritius Delight
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