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Palheiro Gardens

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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Tranquil and restful, any season

Easy ride from the main (Avenida do Mar?) bus stop, the bus trip takes about 15 - 20 mins and stops... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Nick B
Coventry, England, United Kingdom
A year round oasis

Situated about 30 minutes by taxi from Funchal centre by taxi (or a bit longer by bus, but the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Alfrick, United Kingdom
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The gardens at "Quinta do Palheiro" are famous not only for the variety of plants that grow there but for the beauty of their setting in the hills to the east of Funchal, the capital of Madeira. Madeira has long been called the "Garden Isle" and it...more
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Caminho Quinta do Palheiro 32, Funchal, Madeira 9060-255, Portugal
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Easy ride from the main (Avenida do Mar?) bus stop, the bus trip takes about 15 - 20 mins and stops right at the gates of the Palheiro Gardens and ticket office. After that, it's a a few hundred yards to the gardens themselves, with...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Situated about 30 minutes by taxi from Funchal centre by taxi (or a bit longer by bus, but the timetables to get there are difficult to find, although to get back there is a timetable at the ticket office and buses run about every half...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DavidFOSH
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this garden a few days after the botanical garden and were rather disappointed. The bus to the garden runs infrequently and there is a rather long walk to get to the garden from the gate. Entry costs almost double that of entry to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Janette W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even in December there is plenty to see here. Little cafe too for snacks and drinks. Quite uneven paths in many places making it a little difficult for people who are not so steady on their feet, so take a stick if thats you! We...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Happyislandlady
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such nice gardens to walk about. Even when it was winter there was plenty to see. A huge collection of camelias. Nice area of roses. Good wee coffee shop in the corner of the garden. Pretty expensive entrance fee to the garden though. Just be...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank SannaKe
Reviewed December 12, 2018 via mobile

Very nice gardens, well laid out with large variety of planting. Informative guide book (to purchase). Reasonably priced entrance. Can be accessed by public transport.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 29, 2018

This garden is well worth a visit,but requires a taxi to reach it which costs about 40 Euros . The entrance fee costs 21 per person, but the expense is well worth it as the garden is very mature and has plant species of incredible...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Irina O
Reviewed November 19, 2018

Lovely gardens with flowers, plants and trees from all over the world. Well looked after and a real plesseure to wonder around. Next to the Casa Velha Hotel.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank PennePenne
Reviewed November 15, 2018

You need to set aside 2-3 hours here as it's quite a big site. There are some lovely formal gardens and further open areas to explore. There is a café but they didn't sell ice-creams which we would have liked. Look out for the endemic...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank robpenarth
Reviewed November 6, 2018

A lovely Garden to visit, lots of interest ,the 11 Euros entrance fee is quite expensive for what you see, the thing to do is have lunch and a slow wander around and find a quite place to read your book. We went up by...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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February 6, 2016|
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Response from Alan H | Reviewed this property |
We visited on a group tour but did notice the bus stop right outside the gate
Jose D
July 5, 2015|
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Response from david j | Reviewed this property |
there are no tennis courts to my knowledge hope this helps david
Jose D
July 5, 2015|
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Response from jonathanfletch | Property representative |
Hello - no we do not have an indoor badminton court. Outdoor Tennis court yes, croquet outdoors yes, golf yes, spa yes, walking trails yes...but no indoor courts (weather is too good!!) Let me know if we can be of more help,