Palheiro Gardens , Funchal

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#7 of 16 in Parks in Funchal
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 to visit Palheiro Gardens and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Funchal attractions using our Funchal tourist route planner.
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  • August 19, 2017
    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 »
  • August 9, 2017
    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 »
  • August 9, 2017
    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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  • Good English style garden. Tea room
  • To expensive for nothing. Not worth it
  • Stunningly beautiful gardens with marvelous views of Funchal
  • The garden was indeed but by the fires in 2016 and visiting in late October there are hardly any flowers to be seen. The garden layout is OK but the entrance price of 10.50 Euros each is way over the top.
  • overpriced. hotel gardens better

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