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Palheiro Gardens

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A very pleasant garden

Not huge like Monte Palace but very pleasant with interesting plants and easy to walk paths. Very... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
Good gentle gardens to explore

If you like a gentle wander in some well kept gardens this will occupy a couple of hours, There is... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Sheffield, 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
+351 291 793 044
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The ticket price was 11 euro. In September should be 5 euro maximum. Also I don't think that the garden is so great maintenanced in fact. I visited many gardens and this wasn't as beautiful as people writes.

Thank Agnieszka M
Reviewed 2 days ago

Not huge like Monte Palace but very pleasant with interesting plants and easy to walk paths. Very nice cafe at the bottom. Worth a visit.

Thank evo_evans
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you like a gentle wander in some well kept gardens this will occupy a couple of hours, There is a nice tea house with good pastries and a choice of teas and there is a small chapel in the gardens as well. Enjoyable, gentle...More

Thank davepat77
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was knocked out by the beautiful Palheiro Gardens, they are simply stunning. The biggest surprise was the fact that we were the only visitors in the gardens, yes we had them to ourselves. The gardens are difficult to find by car and are badly...More

Thank crazypom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Away from the 2 main gardens, only 20 mins away on the 36/37 buses out of Funchal is Palheiro. A large, gently sloping(in the main) garden, which includes the Chateaux-Relais hotel and the golf course, both separate from the public gardens. It’s greatest asset is...More

Thank SussexSmiley
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Palheiro Gardens on a whim as it had not been well advertised. We were delighted to find this gem of a garden. Beautiful plants laid out well were being tended and weeded by several gardening staff. There was an area under development which...More

1  Thank megbray10
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

25 minute bus ride from Funchal in stunning setting.laid out in recognisably English style but lots of tropical plants as well 11 euros seems reasonable

Thank CleethorpesGtfcfan
Reviewed 27 July 2018

36, 36a & 37 bus from Funchal 20 minutes and stops outside the front door. Nice gardens and walk at your own pace.

3  Thank FCKen
Reviewed 21 July 2018

We visited twice nice view Nice people Many plants Small bar near to have drinks and snacks You need a car to visit it's away from funchal

Thank John M
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

Beautiful gardens in a recognisabley English style with some tropical twists. We went in the afternoon and had the gardens more or less to ourselves. Some beautiful views of Funchal and a nice tea house. We parked outside but there is parking at the bottom...More

Thank Nicola B
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6 February 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
5 July 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
5 July 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,