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Madeira Botanical Garden

Caminho do Meio | Bom Sucesso, Funchal, Madeira 9050-288, Portugal
00 351 291 77 13 10
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A visit to the Botanical gardens provides visitors with the names and origins of the splendid variety of exotic flowers, vegetables, herbs and other useful plants found on Madeira.
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good38%
  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“exotic birds” (74 reviews)
“cable car” (489 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Caminho do Meio | Bom Sucesso, Funchal, Madeira 9050-288, Portugal
00 351 291 77 13 10
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful , nice cafe, good directions well staffed . Good views of Funchal and the surrounding area.

Thank dianemaryhall
Reviewed yesterday

Really enjoyed looking at the huge range of flowers and plants. Quite steep paths in some spots which require some care.

Thank YorkshireStormy
Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful place to visit,but beware lot's of steep paths to climb.You can use the 2 cable cars to reach the gardens as we did,or travel by taxi or car.

Thank squashplayer41
Reviewed 2 days ago

Pleasant botanical garden showing plentzy of different flora growing in Madeira. Besides endemic species many plants forma round the world that have settled in the many different micro climate of this island. Layout of the gardens average, comfort of walking paths and display average. Not...More

Thank vulchy
Reviewed 3 days ago

Enjoyed this garden so much, very beautiful and lots to see. There is a nice cafe with great views, reasonably priced too. At the side of the cafe are some ponds with frogs making chattering sounds! The gardens are very well tended and lots of...More

Thank Juliesamari
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It was alright in size. It's not really wheelchair accessible as a lot of the paths are very uneven and there are a lot of steps up and down to all the different terraces. It's a shame there's no gift shop, seems like a lost...More

Thank Zara R
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you love gardens then you will love this place - filled with flowers at every turn from roses to cactus - beautifully set out. Just a bit disappointed with the cafe - very clean and modern but self service and felt a bit out...More

Thank Joy G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the cable car from Funchal to the gardens which took about 1/2 hour. There was about a 5 min walk between the two cable car stations which was ok on the way there as it was all down hill. However coming back was...More

Thank Joanne W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were going to take the cable car up to Monte and then the spur to the garden but instead took a taxi direct to the Botanical Gardens and thus got there before the crowds. I think you could go by bus too. It is...More

Thank Bob186225
Reviewed 1 week ago

A must see when holidaying in Madeira spending a few hours amongst the flowers and trees from around the world or a place to relax and get away from it all

Thank barry s
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Is there parking Nearby?
4 April 2017|
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Response from RichardW99 | Reviewed this property |
Plus of course you can get there and back by cable car although noting it's two separate legs and not cheap but you can do as part of a trip up to the town further inland (forgot the name!)
We went up to here in November and sadly found there was thick mist around and we could not even see where we were going. It cleared a little later in the day, but we would love to return when it is clear. We are thinking of returning to Funchal in February or March, so can I ask if we would have more chance of a clear day at that time. I realise weather can never be predicted, but would like a fighting chance of some clear days, or would consider visiting at another time of year.
24 January 2017|
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Response from Nick L | Reviewed this property |
We visited in July last year when it was unusually warm at around 30 C and clear. This of course is not much solice for you right now but I would guess you have a better chance in the Spring, but as has already been said the... More
Hi where do you get the number 31 bus from to the Botanical Gardens and how long is the journey? We will be staying at the Four Views Monumental Lido in August. We went stayed there last year and wanted to go to the gardens but I just couldn't bring myself to get on the cable cars due to a fear of heights. Thanks
10 April 2016|
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Response from Kati8 | Reviewed this property |
If you head towards the Electricity Museum ( Casa da Luz ) look out for the island with the statue ) there are a couple of bus stops at the side of the Museum to Jardim Botanico either 31 or 31A ..there is also bus 29 to... More