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Palheiro Gardens

Caminho Quinta do Palheiro 32, Funchal, Madeira 9060-255, Portugal
+351 291 793 044
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Having visited Madeira a few times we were wanted to visit some places we had not been to before... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Lovely place

It is worth making the bus ride from the centre of Funchal to this lovely area. There is plenty to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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 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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Caminho Quinta do Palheiro 32, Funchal, Madeira 9060-255, Portugal
+351 291 793 044

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Having visited Madeira a few times we were wanted to visit some places we had not been to before. The gardens turned out to be one of the best Funchal attractions we have ever visited. We prefer doing our own trips as opposed to tours...More

1  Thank Owl22270
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is worth making the bus ride from the centre of Funchal to this lovely area. There is plenty to see and the walking is reasonably easy. Excellent tea rooms.

1  Thank VaticanToby
Reviewed 1 week ago

A collection of fine old trees and beautiful shrubs are two of the highlights for us in this garden. We have visited the garden 4 times in the last 12 months, December, February, July and October. Interesting to see the changes in the 4 seasons....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of the beautiful large gardens to spent. in it half a day and enjoyed the beauty and spectaculous views of such place. Wonderful ferry tale like garden with a lot of plants and trees ,gorgeous views to Funchal and Marina.Clear mountain air,quietness...More

1  Thank sergey s
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of nice landscape, plants and flowers to see here, go on the 37 bus from Funchal. There is a tea house to get a drink

1  Thank mikefogg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Traveled by taxi & returned by local bus which was an education in itself. Downhill with stops every 50 yards!! The gardens were stunning with so much variety of plants both indigenous & imported, all growing comfortably side by side. The tea rooms are lovely...More

1  Thank cathcos
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Palheiro Gardens is such a peaceful, relaxing place, set high above the hustle and bustle of Funchal. Even in November the gardens have some colour, but not the blaze of colour of May. A gentle walk takes you down to the cafe that serves cakes...More

1  Thank J0hnLynch
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You can pick up the bus from Funchal which will drop you outside the entrance. Lovely gardens which are surprisingly large. There is also a very nice tearoom which nicely breaks up the visit. Even in September there were still a number of plants in...More

1  Thank Stuart M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time we have been here in our 12 visits to Madeira and must say it was one of the nicest places we have been to. The views over Funchal were amazing and it was just so peaceful with only a handful of other visitors...More

2  Thank PatBarker
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not a place we had heard about before our holiday, but as we do like gardens we spotted it on the map. There is a bit of a walk from the entrance, but you can drive down to the car park inside, saving about 500m....More

1  Thank Mandy C
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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,