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Pregetter's Orchid Garden

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Address: Rua Pita da Silva 37, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
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Austrian owner imparts great knowledge

Well worth a side trip,but you must make sure you get the highly educational explanatory tour. Learned a lot about orchid propagation from scion of Austrian family who developed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

for flower lovers this a feast for the eyes. its a bit of a trek from the botanical gardens but well worth it. If you are coming by taxi its worth combining a trip to both. well worth a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Well worth a side trip,but you must make sure you get the highly educational explanatory tour. Learned a lot about orchid propagation from scion of Austrian family who developed this property. No commercial growing so study tour. Our May visit among the best times for multiple colourful plants

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Amsterdam
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

On our previous visit we went to see the Boa Vista orchid garden, and based on the reviews we wanted to visit the Pregetter's garden this time. But what a disappointment it was!!! These people do NOT have a love for their garden or for orchids (any more)! The place is rundown, with roof glass missing. There is no staff... More 

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

your guide books will say that the jardim da orchid is 200 mts below the cable car to the botanical gardens, but what they mean is below the bottom of the botanical gardens, which is far more than 200mts in size. We walked downhill for ages and finally asked in a shop and were told at least another ten minutes... More 

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Weybridge, Surrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We have done many tours but visiting the Pregetter’s Orchid Gardens was one of the most interesting we have achieved. It was informative, enlightening and what the presenter didn’t know about Orchids and wild life plants wasn’t worth knowing. He was passionate about his guided tour and was prepared to spend as much time as you want walking around the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Our visit last August to this wonderful natural setting of all varieties and sizes of orchids in a rustic natural setting was well worth time and money. Casually walking through the walkways through the "house" was very interesting and the artistic original displays were beautiful. A very worthwhile stop for all who love orchids as well as great views of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Even visiting in February was good. Walking around the orchid houses surrounded by orchids and other lush plants was fun and there are some beautiful orchids and other plants to be seen.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We were recommended by our hotel to go to this orchid house. It is linked to the Botanical gardens in Madeira. On arriving, we thought it was just a house with some garden but quickly realised that there was enclosure after enclosure. Even in December it was lovely. A great find and well worth going if you like orchids. The... More 

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

A bus ride and then a walk of 15-20 minutes, some of it up and down steep stretches of road, mean a taxi is the best way to get there unless you are fit. It is worth the effort, though, as you can see a huge variety of orchids in something like their natural setting. Great coffee and cake, except... More 

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Monflanquin, France
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

An out of the way place which you will need a taxi to get there, the place is for real orchid enthusiasts, I think! The place looks run down, very little signage and the little cafe is a tip. A 5 euro entrance fee for what? I think this place has seen better days. Avoid.

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