Laid out in 1826, the Botanical Gardens was laid out in ornate French style. A wide variety of exotic plants were imported by the French from all over the world to make this garden. The idea was to know which plant species they would be able to cultivate in the region. Spread over 22 acre, the garden is home to over 1,500 species of plants. Each of these has a placard with the name of the species, its common name as well as interesting trivia like the amount of oxygen it generates, its medicinal value, its uses and more. The Botanical Gardens remains open between 10 in the morning and five in the evening, and has six fountains of which one is a musical-dancing fountain; this one operates only on weekends, though.

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