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Pregetter's Orchid Garden

Rua Pita da Silva 37, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
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Ranked #23 of 53 Attractions in Funchal
Type: Gardens
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Bristol, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We went by taxi and I would advise this as we would ever have found it, and it is up a steep hill. It isn't the largest of places but there are a great number of orchids, all beautiful and many other plants ferns etc. There is a basic cafe serving coffee, milkshakes, and cakes. The coffee is not the... More

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Budapest, Hungary
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8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The are many varieties of orchids, but the garden is not well-tended and very small. We went around twice in 1 hour. Everything looks old and is falling apart. Not worth 5 EUR entrance fee and bus ride. Unless you are real orchid enthusiast, do not go there.

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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

After a long walk up we found the Garden high up at the other end of Funchal. The man in charge spoke very good English and was very enthusiastic in telling us all about his plants. It was really interesting and informative. He was very apologetic about the fact that in the awful storms 4 years ago the roof over... More

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8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

As a dabbler in growing orchids I wanted to visit this garden which I had discovered on the internet, We went by taxi which was very convenient as the bus stop is some distance downhill (very steep) from the garden. The garden is under cover and full of orchids and other plants in a subtropical setting. I must have taken... More

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Manchester, UK
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Don't go expecting beautiful, well-tended gardens, it isn't like that! What it does have is the biggest variety of orchids of all sizes and varieties I have ever seen. These are arranged in a series of covered spaces, up a hillside, probably not much bigger than some domestic gardens. It is quite difficult to find if you travel independently and... More

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Dumfries, Scotland, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

If you like Orchids this is the place. We spent at least two hours here, you have to go it is perfect and run by a very small staff of dedicated young ladies. Tip take a Taxi to this garden but watch out that you are not over charged should be under 10Euros from the Porto Bay hotel or Old... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Lovely garden, well presented. Spent an enjoyable two hours strolling around the various features. Knowledgeable gardeners explained some of the plants to us.

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Tampere, Finland
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12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

This place is a must if you like flowers, especially orchids. Cannot count how many differents orchids there is, but they are very, very beautiful. Worth of a visit.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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190 reviews 190 reviews
103 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

This is a truly amazing place for an orchid lover like me. The orchids are everywhere in all shapes, colors and sizes and it is a bit junglelike with all the plants growing in the cealing and on the trees. I really recommend seeing this garden also. It is a bit down from the Jardim Botanica in residential area with... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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186 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Iended my walk downhill from Monte through the gum-tree forest in this small but lovely orchid garden. Also a nice bonus after visiting the much larger botanical gardens

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