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Palheiro Gardens

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The gardens at "Quinta do Palheiro" are famous not only for the variety of plants that grow there but for the beauty of their setting in the hills to the east of Funchal, the capital of Madeira. Madeira has long been called the "Garden Isle" and it...more
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Caminho Quinta do Palheiro 32, Funchal, Madeira 9060-255, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 days ago

These gardens are a bit difficult to get to so not as popular as some of the other gardens we visited and therefore lovely and quiet!. We hired a taxi who waited for us while we explored for a couple of hours and it cost...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Sue N
Reviewed 4 days ago

Got off the bus too soon - just stay on the but till the end. Followed the Lavada to the gardens. These were a delight so peaceful. The tea shop was most welcome too

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank hissett
Reviewed 4 days ago

Close to the golf course but if you are driving, it's not clearly marked. You can bus or taxi and there is parking in the gardens. There is a tearoom on site. The gardens a lovely at all times of the year.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Pat_Floyd_9
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Even if not in full bloom, amazing collection of plants and flowers from around the world and on top nice view on the city of Funchal.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank FlipFlop33
Reviewed 1 week ago

We wondered about visiting the gardens in early March. Many of the plants were just beginning to bloom, but, the spring flowers were out in all their glory. A wonderful way to spend a peaceful afternoon surrounded by beauty.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Lorenzo R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not easy to reach, but this garden was absolutely beautiful, even in February. The cafe on the premises is also very nice. Well worth the trouble to get there.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank MoeRyou
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was a little disappointed with these gardens compared to the other gardens I visited here. The price was quite expensive for the size and I much preferred the Botanical gardens which were also better value for money. Maybe it was the time of year...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Due to two cruise ships being docked, there were enormous queues for the cable car to either Monte Gardens or the Botanical Gardens so we decided to visit the Palheiro Gardens - blissfully quiet, barely more than a dozen visitors! The information centre in town...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jen L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful gardens with more breathtaking views. Also included was good wildlife. Saw our first ever firecrests, then saw Atlantic canaries. We used the local bus but be careful of return times if you travel at the weekend. 1.95 each, each way.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Casanunda
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to visit the gardens as we had a hire car and thought it would be a good place to start a day out. However our Sat nav did not seem to recognise the address and so our initial guess seemed to take us...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank CharlieCB
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7 February 2016|
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Response from Alan H | Reviewed this property |
We visited on a group tour but did notice the bus stop right outside the gate
Jose D
6 July 2015|
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Response from david j | Reviewed this property |
there are no tennis courts to my knowledge hope this helps david
Jose D
6 July 2015|
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Response from jonathanfletch | Property representative |
Hello - no we do not have an indoor badminton court. Outdoor Tennis court yes, croquet outdoors yes, golf yes, spa yes, walking trails yes...but no indoor courts (weather is too good!!) Let me know if we can be of more help,