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Address: Caminho Quinta do Palheiro 32, Funchal, Madeira 9060-255, Portugal
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The gardens at "Quinta do Palheiro" are famous not only for the...

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 seems that almost anything will grow in its fertile soil.The Palheiro gardens are situated at about 500 meters above sea level and were started in 1801 by the original owner the Conde de Carvalhal. He introduced Camellias to the Island, hence our vast collection. The gardens, some 14 hectares (with about 650 species of plants),include the Camellia avenue, Main Garden, Sunken Garden, Rose Garden, Long Border and the Ladies' Garden where you find the tea house. There is also the Ribeiro do Inferno, a deep valley with treeferns and indigenous plants.

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Good gardens worth the visit.

We went on 1st December, and the leaves had started to fall, but even so it was wiorth a visit. It must look spectacular in the summer

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on 1st December, and the leaves had started to fall, but even so it was wiorth a visit. It must look spectacular in the summer

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely peaceful garden, best reached by a day ticket on the urban bus. Well maintained, well worth a visit.

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Wales, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely gardens, plenty to see even in November, these gardens must be even better when the roses are in full bloom. You can visit by taking the number 36 and 36a public bus from Funchal. It is a short walk up hill to the start of the lavada walk to Monte. So enjoy your visit.

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Borlange, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very beautiful manor garden, with many different garden rooms and loads of interesting plants! They have also a nice little café for refreshments and a botique hotel.

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Madeira Islands, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visit Madeira a lot and take a look round these gardens most times. they are beautifully kept and have a nice little tea shop.

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Dachau, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

even so it was a rainy day we had a great time there and could see a lot of flowers and great trees. The teahouse was great to have some lovely coffee and cakewhen the rain started pooring again

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

We arrived on a cloudy/rainy September day when not a lot of flowers were out, but we still really enjoyed our visit here. There are interesting walks and a variety of flowers and plants. There is a lily pond and a charming tea house where we sheltered from the rain and enjoyed some delicious cake.

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East Cowes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

The entrance to the park didn't look very inviting and we thought it was a bit expensive, but having travelled up by bus we went in anyway. We were very glad we did. There was a lot more to it than we first thought and the formal gardens were well laid out. There is a lot of up and downhill... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

This unexpectedly English garden was a joy to visit. Owned by the Blandy family it is a calm oasis with magnificent views over Funchal. Although fairly disabled, I was able to cope with the gradients and was rewarded for my efforts with coffee and cake in the delightful Tea House. We booked a taxi to pick us up from our... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

Lovely gardens at the home of the famous Blandy family, full of Monarch butterflies and wonderful tress and flowers. Plenty of seating to sit and relax plus a tea house. Well worth a visit.

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