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“Disappointing”

Madeira Botanical Garden
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$222.83*
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Best of Funchal Private Tour
Ranked #16 of 144 things to do in Funchal
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: A visit to the Botanical gardens provides visitors with the names and origins of the splendid variety of exotic flowers, vegetables, herbs and other useful plants found on Madeira.
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
Reviewed June 28, 2013

We were looking forward to visiting here, but were disappointed after seeing the lovely Tropical Gardens at Monte a few days earlier. By contrast, the Botanical Gardens look as if they have seen better days, with some particularly run down areas. Worse though, is the parrot section, where the birds are shut in small grubby cages with very little to stimulate them - it was really quite depressing to see. For one of the major attractions in Madeira, this really needs some TLC to restore it to its former glory.

Visited May 2013
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“ideal stop off during your botanical garden visit”
Reviewed June 28, 2013

Outdoor eating, food consists of salads and sandwiches reasonably priced, ideal for a quick drink or lunch during your botanical garden visit, lovely views from most areas of the cafe.

Visited June 2013
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“must visit”
Reviewed June 27, 2013

easy access by bus or taxi (10 euros) from Funchal - beautiful well maintained gardens with exotic flowers and birds, great views, good food and drink available from the self service snack restaurant and a cable car link to and from Monte. well worth a visit with or without visiting Monte on the same day - Monte also is a must visit place but beware the cost of the sledge ride plus tip..

Visited June 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Definitely worth a visit”
Reviewed June 26, 2013

Very tranquil location worth a visit. You can get a cable care from Monte there and I believe you can get a bus from the town centre

Visited June 2013
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Sandhurst, England, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful Gardens”
Reviewed June 25, 2013

The gardens are very beautiful and offer wonderful views over Funchal. Easily accessed by car, although parking is quite limited.

Visited June 2013
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