Mon Plaisir Castle of Pamplemousses’ botanical garden reopened yesterday after renovation works
Mon Plaisir Castle of Pamplemousses’ botanical garden will be turned into a documentation centre
Former residence of French governor Mahé de Labourdonnais at the botanical garden of Pamplemousses, in the North of Mauritius, the Mon Plaisir Castle is registered since 1951 to the historical heritage of the island.
It reopens yesterday and will host within its walls a documentation center with high-tech equipment which will be used to tell the history of the Pamplemousses Botanical Garden, and the tropical life of around one thousand plants, flowers and shrubs from the four corners of the globe which Mahé de Labourdonnais requested to be planted in this garden.
The garden will host also a coffee shop and a souvenir boutique.
During yesterday’s reopening ceremony, minister of Agriculture, Mahen Seeruttun made public a project to create more green spaces on the island and campaign to heighten awareness for environment protection.