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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.
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  • Very good38%
  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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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 2 June 2016

Coming with the Cable Car, this botanical garden is a nice excursion. In the beginning it is a little bit confusing but once you are at the hous, you have a beautiful sight on the very symmetric garden. Simple but nice. According to the season...More

Thank JanVerstraete
Reviewed 1 June 2016

The Botanical Gardens will only take an hour to walk around. It wasn't too exciting for me. Before we went I had read about their Avery but unfortunately this is now closed to the public and so I was quite disappointed. However, the views over...More

Thank 904sandya
Reviewed 31 May 2016

We went here after cable a car ride to Monte, a walk then another cable car ride. The gardens are set on a hill so unless you are physically up to lots of steep walks do not go to these gardens. As we walked in...More

Thank RonLynda
Reviewed 31 May 2016

I went there after the Montes Garden .... with the cable car ... worth a visit as well .... lovely terrace for a coffee ..... a nice combo with the Montes garden.... 2 different style of gardens that complete each other ....

Thank GreenGem2014
Reviewed 30 May 2016

As part of our holiday this garden proved to be one of the highlights for my wife, an avid gardener. Easily reachable via the teleferico, a mind blowing amount of plants, shrubs and trees from all over the world. Our tour included a guide which...More

Thank ShazzandStevesDad
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

We went up the pretty way via the two cable cars which contributed to an enjoyable day out. The gardens are well presented though one part seems to have been closed for some time, awaiting funds for restoration. We would have liked to have been...More

Thank Michael_High
Reviewed 28 May 2016

Finally found this garden after missing the sign for it at cable car at Monte . This was a pleasure to walk around and the flowers and shrubs in bloom - far more colour than in Tropical garden. ( but no the Koi carp that...More

Thank Julia W
Reviewed 28 May 2016

Well worth a visit especially by cable car, the specimens of flowers are really beautiful. Great views over Funchal. The only disappointment was the parrots were close off when I visited.

Thank Lynne F
Reviewed 28 May 2016

we spent 4 hours exploring every part of this magnificent garden with wonderful views. The colourful flowers and plants were amazing.

Thank Marion G
Reviewed 27 May 2016

This is undoubtedly the number one attraction of a visit to Funchal. The flowers are beautiful and the views spectacular. Any visit is an adventure, as it involves taking either the cable car or bus up to Monte, then travelling by cable car across the...More

Thank Spingos
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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