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Palheiro Gardens

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Address: Caminho da Quinta do Palheiro, 32, Funchal, Madeira 9060-255, Portugal
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The gardens at "Quinta do Palheiro" are famous not only for the...

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 seems that almost anything will grow in its fertile soil.The Palheiro gardens are situated at about 500 meters above sea level and were started in 1801 by the original owner the Conde de Carvalhal. He introduced Camellias to the Island, hence our vast collection. The gardens, some 14 hectares (with about 650 species of plants),include the Camellia avenue, Main Garden, Sunken Garden, Rose Garden, Long Border and the Ladies' Garden where you find the tea house. There is also the Ribeiro do Inferno, a deep valley with treeferns and indigenous plants.

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Well tended gardens with lovely views

These are lovely gardens, easily visited by bus 36A, which takes you to the entrance gate (but if you catch the 36, be warned that it is a five to ten minute walk to the bus stop... read more

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

An enjoyable, somewhat wild garden in places with a cacophony of plants showing just what a mixture of things will grow on this wonderful island. Great views back down to Funchal and a nice tea room. I enjoyed my visit very much but did feel for the winter it is just a little overpriced at 10 euros. In order to... More 

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Wells, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

These are lovely gardens, easily visited by bus 36A, which takes you to the entrance gate (but if you catch the 36, be warned that it is a five to ten minute walk to the bus stop which is on the main road). The price seems a bit steep though at 10.5 euros. Go on a clear day when the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lovely gardens, with wide variety of plants & trees from around the world, flourishing in the sunny climate & rich soils. Various aspects or zones to the garden, for example the Long border, Sunken Garden, Main Garden, Rose Garden, Camelia Avenue, a Topiary Garden, as well as water features, and lawns, interspersed with some majestic trees. Fine views over Funchal.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We just loved our stay there (after having been quite frustrated at the Jardim Botanico) and were happy to take our friends, who stayed shorter than us on the island, only to these gardens. The way from the parking lot towards the entrance already is gorgeous. Large variety of flowers and trees. don't miss the pasteis de nata and the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Spacious, well laid out gardens set on a hillside high above Funchal. Plenty of places to sit in the shade - a tranquil corner for all to enjoy

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Szczecin, Poland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our travel guide describes Palheiro Gardens as "must-see" in Madeira. We got there by car (on the way to Camacha). The entrance was 10,50 euros per person and... our personal opinion was that it is too much money for what the garden can offer you. Most of the park is private anyway (because of hotel and private building where you... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Little to see in bloom and very slippery paths in the rain. The camellias were out but that was about it. The tea room is very good. The entrance fee is a bit steep at €10-50 per person. I think this should be reduced for the winter season.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For various reasons, this was the only organised excursion I did during my recent stay in Madeira. Fabulous gardens - a veritable photographer's paradise! The range of flora and fauna is quite simply stunning. Although I didn't actually visit it, there is a lovely Tea House in the grounds where one can have a 'pit-stop' if desired and partake of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and myself visited these gardens when a cruise from the UK. We travelled on public transport, bus numbers 36 or 37 from the sea front and it drops you 200 yards from the entrance but picks you up right outside the gates, there is a nominal entrance fee. The gardens themselves are absolutely superb and excellently maintained, the... More 

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A must for anyone visiting Madeira interested in gardens. well carded for, good labelling and views over Funchal

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