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“Animal welfare a concern”

Madeira Botanical Garden
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US$233.29*
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Best of Funchal Private Tour
Ranked #18 of 149 things to do in Funchal
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Animal welfare a concern”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

Not the best gardens in Madeira and the bird park is shambolic, with some atrocious conditions for the caged birds.

Visited November 2013
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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Wonderful experience”
Reviewed 24 November 2013

Well worth the second cable car & climb down . You will need to be prepared to do some walking ...down & up quite steep slopes ....but a very worth while experience with some beautiful plants & views...again not to be missed

Visited November 2013
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Dorset, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Two trips on the cable car...... worth the effort”
Reviewed 22 November 2013

We really enjoyed visiting the Botanical Gardens. The weather was great and the gardens were beautifully presented. It was very steep and not at all accessible for anyone disabled, but if you are fit and able, make the effort it is worth it.

Visited November 2013
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Guildford, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
80 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Botanics and Birds”
Reviewed 22 November 2013

We reached these gardens by way of the cable car, which was convenient and picturesque. The gardens occupy - inevitably, for Madeira - a sloping site, so we took the sensible decision of wandering our way pretty much straight downhill, down one side of the gardens, and then making our way back up again gradually, zig-zagging gently upwards, so that the climb was not so onerous as it might have been. These gardens are lovely and varied, with plenty to see, and lots of interest for adults and children alike - with a whole area of aviaries full of different birds, including parrots and budgies, and where there is also an enclosure with turtles in, as well as the formal planting and an amazing cactus garden. The natural history museum is small and quaint!

Visited November 2013
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Delightful gardens”
Reviewed 16 November 2013

The gardens are delightful but very difficult if you have mobility issues. There are lots of cobblestone paths and also many steps.
They have large collections of plants which are grouped in ways which are attractive and easy to understand eg succulents all in one area, palm trees in another etc. The tropical birds were apparently fit & well but their housing was uninspiring & it was a pity they weren't integrated with the plants.

Visited November 2013
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