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Quinta do Boa Vista

Rua Lombo Boa Vista, Funchal, Madeira 9060-173, Portugal
+351 291 220 468
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Disappointing but it is a working nursery not a show place.

We have been to a couple of Orchid Gardens in the past but they were both burnt down in the fires a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Paul C
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
A working orchid garden

Wonderful collection of orchids in a working nursery - not a show garden. On the day we visited... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2018
Kev5150
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Corby, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good24%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“tea and cake” (10 reviews)
“orchid lovers” (6 reviews)
LOCATION
Rua Lombo Boa Vista, Funchal, Madeira 9060-173, Portugal
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+351 291 220 468
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"tea and cake"
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"beautiful orchids"
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"orchid nursery"
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"main garden"
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"passion fruit"
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"on display"
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"lovely place to visit"
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"two hours"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to a couple of Orchid Gardens in the past but they were both burnt down in the fires a few years back so decided to check this one out. Took yellow urban bus here but got off too early should have stayed...More

Thank Paul C
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Reviewed 21 June 2018

Wonderful collection of orchids in a working nursery - not a show garden. On the day we visited there were numerous tour groups already there but the very friendly staff still found time to speak with us and answer questions. If you fancy the exercise...More

1  Thank Kev5150
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

lovely displays of orchids, beautiful walk back down into Funchal as there are lots of interesting buildings to look at

Thank Sandra M
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Reviewed 3 June 2018

Beautiful orchids and very friendly staff who will give you advise about your own orchids. Not a lot to see when we went there and over half of it was roped off. Recommend the small garden selling teas and coffees at very reasonable prices unlike...More

Thank jockfromessex
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Reviewed 21 May 2018

Wow wow wow . I so loved this place. Not a manicured tourist attraction but a real orchard nursery and resource of rare orchids. You can even buy small plants planted in sawdust so ok to take through customs. Lovely tea afterwards and amazing value...More

Thank Sarahsianuk
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Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

We booked a visit via our hotel which provided transport. We didn't know about this place despite previous visits and we both found it fascinating. This is not a tropical garden, it is a working nursery. The owner is very knowledgeable and happy to share...More

Thank TripMember090520161
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

I can't understand the reviewers who criticise this for not being a glossy tourist attraction. It's not: it's a working nursery, not some sterile, citified florist's display, and it's an absolute delight to wander around. The plants themselves (not just orchids - insectivorous plants, stags...More

1  Thank Rosalind W
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Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

Came here on yellow town bus no. 32. Very easy as the bus driver informed us as it’s 150 metres from the terminal of bus route. It’s a steep walk down and remember you have to walk back up so not good for anyone with...More

Thank Linda B
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

It's not a very classy tourist-attraction, but if you love orchids, then you can see lot's of different variaties. You can get much information about how to grow and cultivate these fantastic plants. It's a small family business and small-scale. Don't forget to drink some...More

Thank Christophe W
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

This is not a garden or a display of orchids - it is a commercial orchid nursery that charges payment for entry. When I visited less than 10% of the nursery was accessible, the rest being roped off for "staff only". Apart from the odd...More

Thank Ranate
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blevens2016
5 February 2017|
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Response from RichardBlakey | Reviewed this property |
Agree with previous answer. Walk along to Hotel Porto Del Mar then down toLudi and start walk along coast. You may need to cut inland briefly at end of beach after the tunnel but easy to get back to coast. Cafes to stop... More
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MMadam1
20 October 2015|
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Response from BongoElsbeth | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I cannot. I only visited the nursery. The location is away from the hub of Funchal, it is possible to walk down to the restaurants but buses or a taxi would be preferable to come back up as the hills are very steep. It... More
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