The Le Jardin du Roi spice garden (Spicegarden) in the south of Mahe , continues the French tradition of the spice trade from the 18th century. With its location in the hills of Les Canelles and between valleys, the garden features rows of vanilla bean, citronelle, cinnamon, nutmeg, pepper and other spices. You will also find medicinal plants and indigenous plants that will make you appreciate a perfect nature.
Spices, handmade candles and medicinal plants that are rare in the world can be bought at the Spice Shop, which attracts people from all countries.
Other buildings, like the old homestead, still stand as a reminder of years gone by. The small museum houses interesting artefacts and documents about agriculture and history.
Visitors are free to walk around. For the adventurous, guided mountain hikes are offered, but you should book a day in advance.
Angebote zu einer geführten Insel Rundtour mit zertifizierten Tourguide, der auch den Gewürzgarten gut kenn und vieles erklären kann, gibt es here.
Monday to Sunday: 10.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.
Drive south from Victoria to Mahé">Anse Royale . Drive along the main road to the end and at the end of the village turn right towards Les Canelles. After about 1km turn left into a small village called Sweet Escot. After about 300m you will see a sign pointing right up the hill to the Spice Garden.
Entrance to the garden:
~ Adults and children over 12 years: SCR 150,00
~ Children under 12 years: SCR 60,00
The following Payment methods are accepted:
Cash (EURO, Rupees (SCR), US Dollar, Swiss Franc)
The latest results from the blog