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Palheiro Gardens

Caminho Quinta do Palheiro 32, Funchal, Madeira 9060-255, Portugal
+351 291 793 044
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beautiful gardens covering wide area some stunning specimens not too steep and all very... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2016
martin n
Rochester, United Kingdom
Small but beautiful.

A must to see if you're a garden lover. As always best in spring but still a pleasure anytime. And... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2016
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 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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Caminho Quinta do Palheiro 32, Funchal, Madeira 9060-255, Portugal

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Reviewed 22 September 2016

beautiful gardens covering wide area some stunning specimens not too steep and all very accessible , the tea rooms are very clean and do some nice snacks, the bus stops right outside no 36 or 36a from the marina area cost was around 2/3 euros

Thank martin n
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

A must to see if you're a garden lover. As always best in spring but still a pleasure anytime. And the best bit is tea and homemade cakes at the small cafe in the bottom corner. Go by bus from the bus station in Funchal...More

Thank stuartGstubbs
Reviewed 20 September 2016

It is worth picking your day to visit the gardens as apparently if it is misty or there is low cloud you can't see more than 100 metres ahead of you. Gardens are lovely and our guide was knowledgeable about the history and the various...More

Thank EssexPianist
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Stunning Gardens. The colours of the beautiful flowers are delicious. Do have Tea and Cake in the tea house too.The bus journey up to the Gardens was like a white knuckle ride but absolutely worth it.

Thank susanelaine53565
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

We visited the gardens yesterday sept 2016 the gardens are beautiful well kept and well worth a visit the tea rooms are also very nice. The setting if there's rooms is particularly nice as it looks out over the gardens a a right in front...More

Thank 481gillg
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Having read the reviews from others, we expected something a bit special from these gardens but were really disappointed. It’s 10.50 euros each entrance fee which we thought was a bit steep, but we reasoned it must be worth it once you get in –...More

1  Thank soozieb
Reviewed 30 August 2016

I visited Palheiro Gardens for a wedding. Although I stayed nearby I did not get a chance to visit separately and have a better look around but absolutely loved this place. All the photos look amazing and we were well looked after. A serene environment...More

Thank Johanna H
Reviewed 30 August 2016

As my title would suggest we had our wedding here and the location is gorgeous, there was a green for the ceremony itself (although the do have a chapel also should you be of that persuasion) we then had drinks at the Tea House which...More

Thank Kane S
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We've been here in various seasons with different flowers. It has a sort of faded glory and you are often alone as you walk around. There is a mix of flowers you would recognise from an English garden and exotics. Those of you of a...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Nice gardens and easily reachable by bus. Its the Blandy's house and gardens with an excellent tea room at the bottom

Thank robtsmx
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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,