Pamplemousse Botanical Garden
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Located between Grand Bay and Port Louis, the Pamplemousse Botanical Garden has a very rich history: The property was initially bought by François Mahé de La Bourdonnais in 1735 and was to be set up as an orchard in order to provide for his family as well as Port Louis and the ships calling at Mauritius.
The 25-acre Pamplemousse garden then underwent many changes throughout the history of the island to become and remain for a long time the third largest botanical garden in the world.
Nature lovers will love to take a walk through the lush vegetation, past the many water basins covered in water plants, as well as no less than 80 different species of palms, spices and a compound with Java deer and turtles.