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Palheiro Gardens , Funchal

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#6 of 17 in Parks in 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 to visit Palheiro Gardens and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Funchal attractions using our Funchal tourist route planner.
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4.1
  • I must confess to not being an avid gardener, although my wife is, but I really enjoyed a couple of hours in these beautiful gardens. They are well laid out with wonderful plants and trees, great view...  more »
  • We took a car, which was perhaps a mistake, as after we walked the levada all the way to Monte. However, to the review. The small ticket box belies what you have in store, and of course each month wil...  more »
  • The 36A bus from Funchal (1.95 Euros each way) drops you off at the Entrance. (11.5 Euros) The Brochure you can buy (1 Euro) details the different attractions and has a map but is not easy to follow. ...  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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