Palheiro Gardens , Funchal

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Perched atop a hill overlooking the picturesque port city, Palheiro Gardens draws visitors from around the world with its vast collection of camellias, which includes several species that are more than two centuries old. The English-style gardens sit about 500 m (1,600 ft) above sea level and benefit from a microclimate ideal for growing a range of native and exotic plants from Africa, Australia, and China. The focal point of this manicured park is an 18th century manor house that was originally built as a hunting lodge. Open throughout the year, the gardens form part of a large estate boasting its own hotel, golf course, and orchid nursery. Plan your Palheiro Gardens visit and explore what else you can see and do in Funchal using our Funchal trip itinerary planner.
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  • 10,5€ is too much for the part of the garden you get to see. Could be better kept, there should be more indications and all the panels that say private really exacerbated the entry price. Better spend...  more »
  • Lovely garden attached to the hotel . Some of the trees are magnificent especially the Angel trumpets . Fish ponds ,steps, lily ponds and small varied gardens gives a pleasurable environment .  more »
  • A lovely garden, with mixed tropical and sub tropical planting. Well maintained. If you can only do one garden- choose this one!  more »
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  • Nice walk around the grounds but nothing special and almost nothing in bloom.
  • About obe half of the garden, the area around the Tea House, is still worth visiting for 20-30 minutes, the other part has seen better care. Monte Garden, reachable by the Cable Car is more expensive, but much larger and is neatly decorated and there are awesome constellations of a huge dicersuty of plants.
  • I have to say, nice garden, with beuaty that by years disappeared..if you are not garden fun, to visit only jardim botanico is more valuable and you save ten euros(!!! The ticket for jardim botanico is 12€!!) per person for something more interesting.
  • Way too expensive (10EUR) for such an un-planted garden without any highlights. Do yourself a favor and go to any other botanic garden in Funchal.
  • Good English style garden. Tea room

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