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Quinta do Boa Vista

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Address: Rua Lombo Boa Vista, Funchal, Madeira 9060-173, Portugal
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A fantastic orchid nursery

We walked up from Funchal to visit this wonderful nursery. The climb is very steep!!! On the way back we found a slightly longer but less steep route. The plants were amazing. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Bev M
Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked up from Funchal to visit this wonderful nursery. The climb is very steep!!! On the way back we found a slightly longer but less steep route. The plants were amazing. The jade tree had come into bloom. So many different orchids. We spoke with the owners son who had a wealth of knowledge. Defiantly worth the walk.

Thank Bev M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It really is worth seeking this place out, if you like orchids - they have the most amazing collection, really fantastic. It's 15 minutes walk from the Botanic Gardens or take bus 31 or 32, alternatively you can walk from the centre of Funchal, as we did, but it's uphill.

Thank Val D
Schaffhausen, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found this small garden on the recommandation of a taxi driver. It's not easy to find, best with a taxi. There are many varieties of orchids and it is possible to purchase them.

Thank Susanne H
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came across this Quinta by chance and enjoyed the 45 minutes we spent wandering around the greenhouses with a big selection of orchids. Don't let the 'seen better days' feel distract you from some wonderful plants. The staff are very knowledgeable.

Thank Geoff191278
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a nice afternoon out here although it was a bit difficult to find, the locals were friendly and gave us good directions when we got off the bus. Some nice orchids in bloom and the chap was very informative. It was a bit prices at €4.50 considering it took us about 20 minutes to look around. We had... More 

Thank Trisha D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017

We visited Maderia to see orchids, we saw some, however our last day, we visited this amazing place, it has fabulous orchids, we saw so many varieties, my camera went into overdrive. Just lovely, we didn't stay for tea and cake, because of the wet ground, however, it looked a great spot when the weather was good.

Thank Joan G
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017

Extraordinary collection of orchids and some other plants - the jade vine was in flower when we went which was one of the most amazing flowers I have ever seen. Don't go expecting beautiful arrangements - this is an orchid nursery and much of it is devoted to growing on and breeding orchids. But the orchids in flower are arranged... More 

Thank Deborah D
Watford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2017

My husband and I went this morning. Gentleman who showed us around so knowledgeable and perfect English, such interesting orchids and different colours and shapes. Answered anything I wanted to know about looking after my orchids in the UK. I learnt a lot and am now looking forward to putting what I learnt into practice. Stunning views looking down over... More 

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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2017

What a wonderful time we had being shown round this garden. Patrick is a great guide and there is nothing he can't chat about!!! I gained so much knowledge about my own 30+ house plants. Look for his greeting cards. he painted the originals. Birthday cards are not common in Madeira and usually for children. His orchid pictures are brilliant.

Thank Paula W
Wells, Nevada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

We visited this Orchid Garden because of it's excellent reputation, and two of us are orchid fans. It was January, and there just wasn't that much to see, and at 4.50 euros each, it felt expensive. (I have just looked at their website which says that during the winter months the admission price should be 2.50 euros, that would seem... More 

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