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“Brilliant”

Madeira Botanical Garden
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US$212.93*
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Best of Funchal Private Tour
Ranked #16 of 143 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.
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“Brilliant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2014

Lovely gardens to spend a few hours, beautiful flowers plants etc enjoyed seeing all different species of birds, parrots, turtles. Lovely views

Visited April 2014
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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“Worth a visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2014

Well set out garden with lots of varirty although a map on a leaflet in our hands would have been more helpful to working out the best route than relying on the large map at the beginning and the others which were available at a few other places in the garden. We liked the garden although not quite as much as the Monte Palace Tropical garden as this is set out more for scientific interest than combining plants to complement each other. We didn't like the avaries - the birds are confined in cages which are too small. It would be much better (for the birds particularly) to have the whole area to be one big aviary where they can spread their wings and fly around more.

Visited April 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful garden - don't miss it”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2014

Beautiful! Bring cash as the cafe won't accept any cards. Do however miss the bird park. How very sad to see such beautiful birds kept in such poor conditions.

Visited April 2014
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“disappointing”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2014

Very steep paths accessing from the cable car/car park so very difficult for people with mobility issues.
The gardens themselves were a let down, very few flowers in bloom and mainly trees and green vegetation.The cafe was the one saving grace where you can enjoy a drink with a view.

Tip start at the top and work your way down to the exit at the bottom (near the rather scruffy birdhouse) then get a Taxi back up to the top for about 5 euros...money well spent unless you're a goat.

Visited April 2014
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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“A lovely fresh escape from the busy Funchal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014

These gardens a definitely worth a visit. You can get the bus up for 3.20 return and spend a couple of hours wandering around the different areas of the gardens, which include plants and flowers from different parts of the world. Very relaxing and there's a nice cafe where you can get your complementary glass of Madeira wine while admiring the great view over the bay (at bit pricey at 10 euros but just as relaxing as a massage!).

Visited April 2014
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