Sunday, October 07, 2007
Liam and I took a lovely stroll around "Pamplemousses" Gardens today. These world famous gardens are actually named Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Gardens in 1988 in honour o the late Prime Minister. The garden's origins go back to 1735 when then-Governor Labourdonnais bought a house in the grounds which he called Mon Plaisir. What began as a humble self sufficient vegetable garden developed into a major fresh food source for ships calling at Port Louis. In 1768, French horticulturist Pierre Poivre moved in, introducing plans from all over the worlds. The current specimens include about 80 palms and at least 25 species indigenous to Mauritius. It's a wonderful place to relax and explore and one of the few places where Liam can roam to his heart's content!