The wide variety of orchids on display was wonderful and many of the individual orchids were spectacular. Was afraid my camera batteries were going to die. The owners and staff were extremely helpful and accommodating explaining the orchid varieties and the process by which they are grown. Have never seen so many orchid types in bloom.
We extended our visit with carrot cake and tea on the sunny terrace overlooking Funchal and the ocean.
It is not a bad walk from the Old Town to Quinta do Boa Vista (But it is uphill the entire way), and there are also buses 31 and 32 which come near the gardens. It is somewhat difficult to find, but be persistent in your search as the gardens are well worth the time to visit.
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