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Palheiro Gardens

Caminho Quinta do Palheiro 32, Funchal, Madeira 9060-255, Portugal
+351 291 793 044
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Immaculate - including the frogs !

We love visiting gardens. This one is very impressive and in very good condition as evidenced by... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Dadzasaurus
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Elgin, United Kingdom
Oke

I was not impressed. For 11€ you might expect something ( maybe a friendly welcome by the cashier... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Stedendwinger
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Wilhelminaoord
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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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  • Average11%
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Caminho Quinta do Palheiro 32, Funchal, Madeira 9060-255, Portugal
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We love visiting gardens. This one is very impressive and in very good condition as evidenced by the floral displays. There are a lot of staff busily watering and weeding. The topiary here is fun with a gathering of peacocks in one place and a...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I was not impressed. For 11€ you might expect something ( maybe a friendly welcome by the cashier at the entrance to start?) There are hardly any name cards to be found. Would have been better if the prices were halved. Now my advise is...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Palheiro gardens are beautiful. Fantastic setting. The plants and trees are wonderful - so colourful. Fantastic tea house is a wonderful place to stop off for a bit to eat and a refreshment. Easy to reach by bus from Funchal. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely area and gardens with lots of trees and flowers. We enjoyed this visit very much but unfortunately the weather was very misty and damp, but we will return on a sunnier day.

Thank R4030QCcarol
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Able to view the garden the morning of our return flight home. It was nicely laid out with attractive features and the relaxing air of a private estate. If travelling by taxi do make sure they wait you as it is a little inaccessible

Thank Idespair
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went with friends to play golf ,very nice and dificulta course. The we had lunch at the club house restaurant which serves very good food. Again a great view.

Thank Tersai
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had never fancied going to these gardens, as I had read about the Tropical and Botanical but must say they were stunning. There is quite a walk to the gardens from the entrance but if you go by car you can actually take the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just a short trip from the centre of Funchal, We took the No.36 bus from just near the cable car station. Such wonderful gardens with an abundance of colour, beautifully laid out. There is a pleasant tea house in the grounds, we recommend you try...More

Thank Christopher C
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Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

This was our third visit but first self-propelled in a hire car. Drive from Lido area less than 20 minutes, few sharp bends and steep hills but was ok. Beware narrow gates entrance, you have to swing onto wrong side to get in correctly. Alternatively...More

Thank RichardBlakey
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

These gardens our a few kilometres out of Funchal but the local bus stops right outside (1.95 euro each way) the gardens and views are stunning and we spent a very pleasant 3 hours just wandering through the various trails

Thank rushmere86
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WanderingsAscent
6 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
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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
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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,
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