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“Not many orchids” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pregetter's Orchid Garden - TEMPORARILY CLOSED

Pregetter's Orchid Garden - TEMPORARILY CLOSED
Ranked #44 of 126 things to do in Funchal
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Owner description: Due the fires in Funchal the garden is closed in the moment. Pls find any details on our webside
Lancashire
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130 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
“Not many orchids”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2013

This garden is quite a way down hill from the Botanical gardens, I really don't think it is worth the visit at the moment. It is a bit scruffy and I am sure there are more orchids to be seen in the flower market. I think 5 euros is a bit steep compared to the 4 euros for the Botanical gardens.

Visited December 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Beautiful orchids”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Dorset
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Dissapointed”
2 of 5 bubbles 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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Norwich, United Kingdom
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“Ok but only just worth the trip”
3 of 5 bubbles 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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Basel, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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