Now the Botanical Gardens is categorized as a national heritage and the Ministry of Environment is responsible for it. The garden is of outstanding beauty with natural attributes like granite stone included into its landscape architecture. It is situated within 1 kilometer from the city center, next to the Victoria Hospital and opens all days through the year from 08.00 to 17.00 hrs. The Victoria Botanical Gardens shelters countless insects, reptiles and a big assortment of birds including Seychelles Bulbul, Seychelles Blue pigeon, Indian Mynah, Seychelles Tropic bird and fruits Bats that feed on fruits from the garden. A sharp observant of nature may have an eyeful of banquet of butterflies, grass hoppers, terrapins and fish.
You will find chances for visitors to possess a close look at the giant tortoises. It covers a place of 6 hectares and houses about 500 species of native and endemic plants which might be of loaded value in several fields like culinary, agriculture, lumber etc. It holds about 99% of all native plants present in the Seychelles including those classified as critically endangered. There are about 50 species of trees, of which the most well-known is the KING of palm trees, the endemic Coco-de Mer. The palm group contains originating from North and South America, right through to Australasia, and Far East Asia. There’s also an orchid house, which holds an accumulation of exotic and some endemic orchids. A phytosanitary certification issued by the Plant Protection Department of the Department of Natural Resources is required for the transport of any plant to any location. The Le Sapin Cafeteria provides cold and hot drinks made especially from local fruits and herbs.