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“Beautiful orchids” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pregetter's Orchid Garden

Pregetter's Orchid Garden
Rua Pita da Silva 37, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
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Ranked #24 of 48 Attractions in Funchal
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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England
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“Beautiful orchids”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

We found this garden using the Sat nav and were really pleased that we made the effort. The staff we met were helpful and friendly and informative. I now know how and why I killed my Wanda orchid. The orchids were simply beautiful as was the smell coming from one or two.
We visited in early December and were surprised to see how many flowers there were.
We also walked round the gardens and took in the view from the terrace.
It was lovely to meet the owner who was on her way to feed the white doves but took time to talk to us.
I suppose the best part was having the gardens to ourselves - very peaceful and relaxing.
It cost us 9 euros each. We did not visit the cafe.

Visited December 2012
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“Dissapointed”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

Maybe it was the time of year, barely any colour in November, very dark inside, damp and cold! Wear a raincoat as narrow walkways between dripping plants!

Visited November 2012
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“Ok but only just worth the trip”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

We went here in September taking a taxi from funchal. We negotiated this at 10 euro each way. The entry when we got ther was 5 euro each. The gardens are well up steep hills and i am not aware of buses to car/taxi seem to be the only ways to get there. The gardens were very pleasant but quite small and though we stayed an hour we could have seen the lot in 20 minutes. It was more like a small garden centre at home than what i had expected. Orchids can be purchased there for about 15 euro and there is a small cafe which is very reasonable. Our lasting memory are the lizards, hundreds of them and they eat cake. we stayed for a snak and about 20 lizards gobbled a small piece of cake that we dropped on the floor. We were glad we went but the cost and effort to get there and back were such that we would not bother again and if you have not gone before dont expect too much

Visited September 2012
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“Well worth a visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

This small orchid garden only needs about an hour to view but is full of orchids and is well worth a visit. They also have lots of orchids at different stages to buy and will answer questions you have about growing your own orchids.

Visited July 2012
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guernseychris
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“amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

i have to say,when you get here you wonder why you bothered,its not the prettyest of places and has you thinking you were ripped off.Once inside though its truly amazing,all these cascading tiny through to big orchids,infact ther so perfect they dont look real,but are of course,ita just a big glass house with a tree or two and orchids everywhere..truly amazing and we we glad we went,,as im sure you will

Visited August 2011
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