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“Nice garden” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Botanical Gardens Madeira

Botanical Gardens Madeira
Caminho do Meio- Bom Sucesso, Funchal, Madeira 9050-244, Portugal
291 21 12 00
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Ranked #18 of 48 Attractions in Funchal
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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Owner description: A visit to the Botanical gardens provides visitors with the names and origins of the splendid variety of exotic flowers, vegetables, herbs and other useful plants found on Madeira.
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“Nice garden”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

If you like the tropical flowers this is the place to go. The nice option is that you do not have to purchase the cable car tickets

Visited January 2013
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“Loosing some of its glory”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

There appears to be a lack of money to maintain the paths and other "hard" features of this garden. Still well worth a visit for the measly entrance charge but disappointing to see the continued crumbling and decay.

Visited December 2012
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“OK but room for improvement”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

On the small side as gardens go but not a bad display of plants - we went in January so garden wasn't at it's best
Views are spectacular.
Some paths are very steep and surface underfoot is poor in some places.
Conditions for caged birds were very poor with bare cages and little to interest the birds.
Lots of room for improvement

Visited January 2013
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“Plenty to see here!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

Beautiful formal and informal planting. Lovely palm trees. Views over Funchal and out to sea from the cafe. Liked the birds in the aviaries but some needed more space.

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“As good as the pictures on postcards”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

We took the cable car from Monte and spent half a day wandering around. The cafe had fantastic views over Funchal. The gardens were beautiful with fantastic flower displays.

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