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“The beauty of nature” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Quinta do Boa Vista

Quinta do Boa Vista
Ranked #44 of 143 things to do in Funchal
Certificate of Excellence
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Sheffield
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50 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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“The beauty of nature”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2012

Madeira is an island of colour and natural beauty and the contents of the Quinta Boa Vista are the same. We are not experts on orchids but on this trip to Funchal we were looking for another garden to add to our collection of ones visited. Although not a garden as such, but more a nursery, it is still worth a look to see the variety, colour and smell of the plants in there. We walked up on a warmish day, but bewhere there are like all Funchal, some steep climbs.

Visited March 2012
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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351 reviews
202 attraction reviews
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“Fab View”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2012

Some construction going on there- there will be a restaurant I think. Offers fab view over Funchal.

Visited March 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“Orchid Lovers Paradise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2012

I am not an Orchid Lover but my Wife is a amateur grower in UK. She took a second trip around the greenhouses whilst I snoozed on the terrace and she had a long chat with the English Owner, Betty Garton, who remembered all the old members of the Bristol & West of England Orchid Society.

Visited February 2012
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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236 reviews
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“Take the local bus!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2012

It's excellent if you like gardens and especially Orchids, very restfull and the coffee and cake afterwards were very welcoming.

Visited January 2012
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Miranda do Corvo, Portugal
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68 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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“The plants come first!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2011

If you are looking for a fancy, touristy, glitzy place to visit, then really this isn't for you. However, if you want to spend time with people who love what they do, make the plants, whether it is orchids or bromeliads the centre of attention, and soak up an atmosphere of a bygone age sitting on the wooden deck overlooking the town then this is the place to visit.
Don't be put off by the taxi drivers, they will exhaust themselves convincing you to visit the other orchid garden, persist it's worth the short taxi drive. Both Betty and Patrick were on site for our visit and their sheer enthusiasm and knowledge for what they do is worth taking the time to absorb.

Visited October 2011
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