Discover the botanical garden of Pamplemousse
Botanical garden of Pamplemousse
The beautiful botanical garden near Port-Louis, has known many names such as "My Garden of Pleasure," "Jardin des Plantes" or "Royal Botanical Gardens". It was finally renamed in 1988 "Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden" in honor of the father of independence and Mauritian Prime Minister. Although recent, this term is very little used or even ignored by visitors. The name "Pamplemousses Garden" name that adjoins the village, is the most frequently used. Mauritius is a paradise of the southern hemisphere and the Pamplemousses garden, is the botanical paradise of Mauritius. Its 25 acres contain botanical treasures priceless spice tree, ebony, teak, mahogany, balsa, sugarcane, mango, mangosteen, date palm, nutmeg ....
The garden has continued to enrich themselves to the rhythm of the history of the island. 85 varieties of palms from Central America, Asia, Africa and Indian Ocean islands now share the limelight: the royal palm with stems (trunks) standing like pillars along the driveway Pierre Poivre, the raffia palm of Madagascar with huge vaulted leaves the skin peeled fiber gives the legendary gardeners; palm bottle, pot-bellied body used to make percussion instruments, or whatever we call here "delicacy", the white palm of the famous "millionaire's salad". But the prize goes to talipot of Ceylon, whose leaves can reach 7 foot wingspan. The prince among the princes of the vegetable world