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Address: Caminho do Monte 174, Funchal, Madeira 9050 288, Portugal
Phone Number: 351 291 74 26 50
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Description: At Monte, a fashionable hill town in Madeira, are the magnificent gardens...
At Monte, a fashionable hill town in Madeira, are the magnificent gardens that surround the chateau-like Monte Palace.
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well worth seeing - get a combined ticket and take the cable car from Funchal. The paths are steep and quite slippery after rain so wear proper shoes. The Japanese section is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Lancashire
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84 reviews 84 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

well worth seeing - get a combined ticket and take the cable car from Funchal. The paths are steep and quite slippery after rain so wear proper shoes. The Japanese section is particularly beautiful

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Funchal, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Lovely garden located at monte, right next to the cable car. Exotic plants & animals. Very well manteined, the price that you pay is fair. A must see.

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Suffolk UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Close to the cable car and the church - these extensive and delightful gardens have tremendous views and a range of interesting flora in unusual settings. The cafeteria, however, is quite basic so if you want a decent meal plan to eat before or after your visit.

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Brierley Hill, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Lots of features to see. The garden is done in a Chinese style, and very interesting, with fish and ducks in the water features, water cascading down. Could spend a whole day there.

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Aberdeen, Scotland
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55 reviews 55 reviews
17 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

These are amazing gardens. They've got the most incredible variety of species I've seen for a long time. Then there is the fabulous collection of Koi Carp. I've never seen so many large Koi in one place in my life outside of Japan! Wonderful. These gardens are very steep - they are on the hillside - so for any people... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

A must for all keen on gardening and gardens. We were there on a rainy morning but this did not dampen our spirits at all. Surprises around every corner await you as you make your way through each level of this tropical paradise. I could not put the camera away, every minute or two another view appeared that merited a... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Took the cable car as a return trip and booked the gardens 47 euros for two. The views from the cable car are excellent and the gardens are superb, just coming into flower. Well worth a visit

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Rushden, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Ok walking down in the gardens but very difficult and steep walking back up, not suitable for those having difficulty walking

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Nice place to spend 2-3 hours in fresh air with nice flowers. It is close to the cable cabin so get rhyme package for both if you go there!

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Hoddesdon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This garden is built in a deep hollow above Funhal. The easiest way to get there is by cable car. The gardens are lovely and full of interesting plants. There are ponds, waterfalls and Japanese gardens. There are exhibitions of African sculpture and also precious minerals. You could spend a day there. The sides are very steep so you have... More 

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