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Exotic Gardens

Victoria, Seychelles


Located in Mont Fleuri, on the outskirts of Victoria, the Botanical Garden is one of Seychelles’ oldest National Monuments, dating back more than a century. It houses a wide collection of mature, exotic and endemic plants within five acres of landscaped and beautifully maintained tropical gardens. Apart from the palms, the garden is home to a wide variety of spice and fruit trees most of which can only be seen in this garden. An added attraction is the population of giant tortoises from Aldabra, some of which are over 150 years old. Fruit bat colonies can be found feeding or roosting in the taller trees overhead and the latest feature is an orchid house which holds a collection of brightly coloured orchids including Seychelles’ own native orchids.


Enjoy a delightful meal at the restaurant at Le Jardin du Roi. Inspired by the original 18th century gardens developed by the French to promote spice trading in the colonies, Le Jardin Du Roi spice garden offers visitors a day on a typical Seychelles plantation that grows spices and other rare plants. It is a haven for botanists, nature lovers and the environmentally conscious. Enjoy our marked nature walks and a fine meal at our restaurant. Treat yourself to an à la carte meal served daily, or our special fixed menu “Plantation Lunch” available every Sunday. The drinks, ice creams and almost all of the food available are flavoured with the plantation's own spices.


The garden lies on a sloped piece of land that has been lovingly landscaped to include numerous pathways, staircases and winding trails, all well-signposted, which lead you around the property. With almost 300 plant varieties and a total of over 50 000 flowers and other botanicals growing on three

acres of land, a visit to the gardens is one that shouldn’t be missed. If it weren’t for the bright and eye-catching billboard proudly announcing “La Misere Exotics Garden Centre” on the La Misere pass, you would never expect to find a lush tropical garden hiding in the middle of Kennedy Road. Around 15 minutes from Mahe , the garden, which is open to the public from Monday to Saturday, 9am to 5pm, is like a secret botanical sanctuary. Owned and run by husband and wife team.

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