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“Stayed on the estate in a rental and loved it.”
Review of Palheiro Gardens

Palheiro Gardens
Ranked #8 of 144 things to do in Funchal
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Leeds, United Kingdom
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“Stayed on the estate in a rental and loved it.”
Reviewed 11 August 2014

Walking on the estate experiencing the lovely grounds and gardens. Walking among the trees with the smells of pine and cedar. Having tea in the hotel grounds or tea house. Fantastic.

Visited August 2014
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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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“nice garden”
Reviewed 15 July 2014

garden is nice, but only small and not comparable with the monte palace gardens, think we only spent 30 minutes over there.

Visited July 2014
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Chislehurst, United Kingdom
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“Resident at Casa Vehla”
Reviewed 8 July 2014

Amazing variety of trees and plants to explore. It is a great privilege to have free access to this lovely garden when staying at Casa Velha.

Visited June 2014
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London
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“Seen better days”
Reviewed 7 July 2014

lovely spot next to spectacular golfcourse . many fantastic trees from all over the world . Huge Norfolk island Pine and The biggest tulip tree I have ever seen .
the garden does not compare favourably with English gardens with our wonderful herbaceous borders . Saw three local men planting a new bit of lawn . their heart was not in it . The rose garden was not at its best . The rose garden in Greenwich Park London is far superior . Very poor printed garden guide . The Monte garden was better but it was all on a steep hill . At least Palheiro was more or less flat .

Visited June 2014
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“Very nice gardens and worth a visit”
Reviewed 6 July 2014

Pleasant secluded spot. Nice tea room for light refreshments. Well worth a visit.

You can get there by public transport.

Our visit in June saw some of the flowering shrubs past their best. May have been even better in May.

Visited June 2014
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