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Palheiro Gardens

Caminho Quinta do Palheiro 32, Funchal, Madeira 9060-255, Portugal
+351 291 793 044
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A remarkable semi-tropical paradise high over Funchal

We took the 36 bus near the cable car station and we were off on a ride which took us nearly to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Leslie C
Lovely garden

Everything about these pretty extensive gardens is great. Good variety of garden areas as well as... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
28andyn
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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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+351 291 793 044
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We took the 36 bus near the cable car station and we were off on a ride which took us nearly to the Palheiro Gardens. The entrance fee is 11 Euros but it's worth every cent. You enter along a walk lined with camelia bushes...More

Thank Leslie C
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Everything about these pretty extensive gardens is great. Good variety of garden areas as well as super views over the golf course and down to Fungal.

Thank 28andyn
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Parts of these gardens are pleasant enough but everything was a bit tired and overgrown and we left feeling quite disappointed. Prioritise other gardens over this one. We got a bus there from funchal old town, which was easy enough. Cost 11 euros to get...More

Thank A M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a lovely place to wander and quiet after the business of Funchal. It was colourful and loved the lily pond with all the frogs, good to sit there quietly and watch them all come to the surface, making lots of noise. Some amazing...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been here a few times. This time 3 of us went just before Easter. Always something different to see in bloom at different times of the year even week to week! Just get the local bus from Funchal bus station - they are very reliable....More

Thank D C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Palheiro Gardens has been a “must visit” each time we’ve been to Madeira and it never disappoints. Beautiful setting and gardens, with an excellent tea shop. We took the bus from Funchal at a cost of €2 pp each way. Thoroughly recommended.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

These gardens are well worth a visit for the range and variety of plants. We particularly enjoyed the opportunity to savour afternoon tea in the cafe garden in March. The frogs in the pond were certainly busy.

2  Thank HilaryW971
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This garden was far more beautiful and interesting to us than the Botanic garden or Monte Palace garden. The flowers, the tranquility, the butterflies, the elegance of the layout and the old buildings.

1  Thank jujohn
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We always go here and like the open views and camelias particularly. Take good shoes and a camera. nice cafe and very noisy frogs!!

Thank Alan E
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such a lot to see and take note of. You leave thinking I want to plant this and that. The plants are varied and for a keen gardener there is a lot to see and ideas for planting schemes.

1  Thank polb57
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WanderingsAscent
February 6, 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
July 6, 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
July 6, 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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