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A close up of a lotus flower taken in gardens of Pamplemousses, among the most famous in the world.
The Botanic Garden, formally known as Sir Seewoosagur Botanic Garden, is one of the most visited attractions in Mauritius.
The garden is located in the proximity of Port-Louis in the district of Pamplemousse.
The botanical garden was initially opened as a private garden by the French governor of Mauritius nearly 300 years ago, later to become the national botanical garden of Mauritius.
The botanical garden stretches over endless acres of land and it may take you more than a week to cover the whole garden. It is populated with more than 650 varieties of plants among which are the famous Baobabs, the Palmier Bouteille, the ineluctable Giant Water Lilies, dozens of medicinal plants, a large spice garden and many more.
One of the main attractions of the botanical garden is the 85 different varieties of palm trees brought from different corners of the world. Other indigenous species of plants are also exhibited here.


Uno vista da sotto di un grosso fiore di loto dai giardini di Pamplemousses,tra i più famosi al mondo.
Collocato nel nord dell'isola nel paesino di Pamplemousses, fu costruito per volontà di Pierre Poivre nel XVII secolo e presenta una selezione delle piante tropicali più belle raccolte sotto i tropici da questo botanico di Luigi XV illuminato e appassionato.: palme bottiglia, loti, ficus di tutti i tipi e naturalmente ninfee giganti del genere Victoria, dal nome della celeberrima regina d'Inghilterra, che si dispiegano nei magnifici bacini intorno ai quali si respira serenità.

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