SSR Botanical Garden
The Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden
Initially opened as a private garden by the French Governor ‘Pierre Poivre’ in the 17th century, it has now become the National Botanical Garden of Mauritius.
The garden stretches over endless acres and contains more than 650 varieties of plants including 85 varieties of palm trees brought from different corners of the world.
Renamed as Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden in 1988 after the ‘Father of the Nation’- who having served the region for decades as Member of Parliament, then as Prime Minister of the country, and Governor General – is incinerated here.
The Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Memorial’ – better known as the ‘Samadhi’- lies a few metres away from ‘Le Chateau Mon Plaisir’, in the garden.