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Faial Botanical Garden

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It was a nice walk from our hotel at the harbour to the garden. Inside there were some very bi and... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2018
gaike2018
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Enschede, The Netherlands
Beautiful garden

We visited this botanical garden as part of our tour of the Azores.the gardens are beautifully laid... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2017
Kennypo20
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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Faial Botanical Garden is open to the public since 1986. With a central nucleus in the parish of Flamengos and a pole of altitude in Pedro Miguel, its mission is related to the conservation and study of the Azores natural flora, promoting scientific...more
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Rua de Sao Lourenco 23 | Flamengos, Horta, Faial Island 9900-401, Portugal
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The landscaping is beautiful but there is not much of it. The staff is small but you do get a personal touch. By the way, there is a good locals restaurant nearby in a shopping mall: Restaurante Avozinha.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 24 September 2018

It was a nice walk from our hotel at the harbour to the garden. Inside there were some very bi and fascinating plants and trees. The cantina should be open, but nobody was there.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 19 September 2018

We learned a lot about the flora of Faial and also the flora that was added later in history. This is a great stop on Faial, particularly if you are headed off-island at the airport.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 15 July 2018

While other gardens focus on introduced and exotic plants and trees, this government research facility and public garden focuses on collecting and preserving species endemic to all Azorean islands. For example, on one island, they found 5 native yew trees. They knew that yew forests...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

The walk is good from the marina with great views to Pico. There is a nice introductory film with English subtitles. The garden is focused on endemic plants and has lots of signs for the differ ent plants but unless you are a serious terrorist...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

This was our last stop in Horta on the day we left Faial, spent a little over an hour. This was during off season, and the gardens were vividly green and incredibly peaceful to walk around. I can only imagine how gorgeous it is when...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank jenbrown34
Reviewed 6 February 2018

The gardens are committed to repopulating the native plants of the Azores. Gardens are divided to those plants that are native and those that are invasive along with an orchid house. Lovely place to spend a few hours

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank machairflower55
Reviewed 9 October 2017

We had to watch a short movie which was moderately interesting. I suppose botanists would find it fascinating, but neither of us are that. The garden itself is very small and can be seen in a few minutes. It seems to have mainly the original...More

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank Jill7394u48
Reviewed 5 October 2017

We visited this botanical garden as part of our tour of the Azores.the gardens are beautifully laid out with lots of different types of shrubs and trees.A very peaceful setting where one can relax and enjoy the views.A popular place to visit for all including...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Kennypo20
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

The garden is wild, left for Nature to take over. Not much to see and difficult to walk around. Great for bird watching!

Date of experience: July 2017
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