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Address: Rua Lombo da Boa Vista, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
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THE place to go for orchids

This is one of two famous orchid gardens, and by far the best one. Great set up and view of the city, friendly staff, beautiful flowers. Recommended also is the cafe, with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Chester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Although we knew when we went that the flowering time for most orchids was over the information in the leaflet specified orchids and exotic plants and flowers on display throughout the year. In fact the garden looked neglected and run down. After wandering around for a while hoping we would come across the garden proper we gave up and left.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

The glossy brochure picked up from the Tourist Information Office belies the reality of this garden. We went with high expectations, but very disappointed. We went on the bus, but on entering from the bus side, signage was very poor. We walked down through the place, but it was only on walking back up, that signage to the very rundown... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This is one of two famous orchid gardens, and by far the best one. Great set up and view of the city, friendly staff, beautiful flowers. Recommended also is the cafe, with homemade cakes served on a terrace overlooking the city. The other garden is Pregetter's, which is a rundown place not worth the effort.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We visited the Botanic Gardens and then walked "down" - local side paths and road to the Quinta - hidden behind tall walls. There are signs but need to be improved . We went into the covered "greenhouse area " - a lot of it was damaged in storm of 2010 and they are just getting it rebuild with a... More 

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Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

It pains me to give a garden-related site less than a stellar review, but there is so much more these folks could do. Tidy-up the facility, fertilize the orchids and divide a few more perennials to make some curb appeal. What orchids were in bloom (About 100) were lovely and out of the ordinary, but with a climate like this... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We got mixed up and went to the other place first but fortunately had been to Boa Vista already in previous years so had a good hunt and eventually found it again! What a great pleasure it was well worth the visit. They have had bad luck with storms in 2010 and then ages to get planning permission for recovering... More 

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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Mrs Garton must be one of the most knowledgeable people on earth where orchids are concerned. It is impossible to pick a favourite flower from the huge display here. Don't miss out on the tea and DELICIOUS cake on the lawn after your walk round!

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Elgin, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Boa Vista Orchids Visited 4 times over the years. A peaceful heaven not far from the city centre with a quaint rustic wooden decking with a magnificent view over Funchal. Disappointingly, it's become more run down over the years. A great pity!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

This is the best place to see orchids in Madeira. Beware, though, September is a bad time to visit - very few in flower. Fortunately we remembered our previous visit in March 2013 when all the plants were in bloom. The 'gardener' is and expert and freely dispenses his advice.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

What a nice surprise to find this Garden so close to our hotel. A lovely walk through the gardens at points looking over the wall to the sea and BIG cruise ships coming in for overnight stays. Lovely

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Address: Rua Lombo da Boa Vista, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Funchal

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