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Free tour of the Botanical Garden and the nursery of cocoons

Jardin botanique de Coconi

There are relatively few rounds of visits to local heritage and to Mayotte. None are thus neglected.

Guerlain Combani in Plantation, Eco-museum of ylang-ylang and vanilla in Jimaweni on the west coast (between Poroani and Sada), museum of salt Bandrélé.
Here is a less known. This is the visit of the Botanical Garden (*) and the cocoon nursery, located near the agricultural school (which takes place every first Saturday of the month, a fruit and vegetable market).
If you're lucky, you'll get someone to decipher the various topics planted (there are some tags for botanists warned ...). Otherwise, you will be content to stroll through this garden necessarily more beautiful in the rainy season, ie between November and April. Green grass, flowers ... Very many beautiful lines-single or double - palm and coconut trees that form arcs almost flawless.
Facing the gate of the garden, on the other side of the track access, you can also visit the nursery.
16 people work to keep this all under the auspices of the Directorate of Environment of the General Council of Mayotte.

A good point: the visits are free. Less well: it is closed on weekends.
Visiting hours: Monday to Friday. From 6:30 to 15:15 except on Friday when the garden closes at 11am. Possible authorization for group visits. For more information, call Abdou, Team Leader: 06 39 23 89 25.
Access: From Mamoudzou, take the coastal road south. A Tsararano, take direction Chicon, Sada. Cicona is 2kms before arriving on the west coast.

(*) A botanical garden is a place built by a public institution, private or voluntary (sometimes JMC) which aims at the introduction of species and varieties.
The many species and varieties of wild plants and / or horticultural herein is strictly identified and met in collections. They are grown and studied to satisfy four main objectives: conservation, scientific research, education and education and tourism. (Source: Wikipedia)