This beautiful botanical garden has 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. The name "Pamplemousses Garden" name that adjoins the village, is the most frequently used. The Pamplemousses Botanical Garden is the most-visited attraction and there aren’t enough hours in a day to tour the entire pace. This place is filled with more than 650 varieties of plant species and botanical treasures priceless spice tree, ebony, teak, mahogany, balsa, sugarcane, mango, mangosteen, date palm, nutmeg and 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.