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The Pamplemousse Gardens in Mauritius are considered to be one of the finest tropical gardens in the world.
The land was bought in 1735 by the French governor of the time Gouverneur Mah de Labourdonnais, and was used for planting vegetables for the capital Port Louis. However, the park痴 current appearance began to develop gradually after it was taken on by Pierre Poivre in 1770.

Pierre Poivre brought seeds and plants from all over the world to Mauritius, both out of pure botanical interest and in order to break Holland痴 spice monopoly.

For those who remember the tongue-twister 善eter Piper

Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.
A peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked.
If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers,
Where's the peck of pickled peppers that Peter Piper picked?


The Peter Piper in question is thought to be Pierre Poivre

It痴 important to know a little history about the spice trade. Centuries ago, all spices were referred to by the generic name of 菟eppers. They were also incredibly expensive and the companies who ran the spice trade would go out of their way to keep the supply low by rubbing the seeds with lime before selling them so they couldn稚 germinate if planted. The practice was called 菟ickling. As for Peter Piper, he was actually a French pirate and horticulturalist named 撤ierre Poivre (which has become Anglicized into Peter Piper). Pierre was known for raiding spice stores so he could grow them in his garden in Seychelles and hopefully make spices more affordable and accessible for the average European.
The rhyme comes from the fact that there were at least a few occasions where Peter Piper picked pickled peppers that wouldn稚 grow in his garden

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  • Copyright: Rosemary Walden (SnapRJW) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2806 W: 84 N: 6959] (31631)
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  • Date Taken: 2014-12-27
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