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Madeira Botanical Garden

Caminho do Meio | Bom Sucesso, Funchal, Madeira 9064-512, Portugal
+351 291 771 310
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A visit to the Botanical gardens provides visitors with the names and origins of the splendid variety of exotic flowers, vegetables, herbs and other useful plants found on Madeira.
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  • Average19%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Caminho do Meio | Bom Sucesso, Funchal, Madeira 9064-512, Portugal
+351 291 771 310

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited here via the cable car from Monte (an experience in itself) and found it to be an interesting and beautiful garden. The journey on the cable car showed just how close the recent fires had come to the gardens, and there was evidence...More

Thank ecofi
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The gardens are amazingly beautiful. Lots of flora and fauna to see and the place is well looked after.we had such a great experience.

Thank lizzy267
Reviewed 6 days ago

Excellent facilities - cafes , toilets and shop etc. I would feel sorry for disabled wheelchair users though as there are Very steep and Bumpy pathways around the gardens. If you had a motorised chair or two strong fit supporters it probably would not be...More

Thank Nicky2626
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very beautiful botanical garden. Weather wasn’t very good on our stay. Was raining little bit but we liked it. So much spices of flowers and exciting views. It incredible.

Thank Mihhail E
Reviewed 1 week ago

varied well laid out gardens with eccentric must-see museum. If you're travelling on a budget don't get the cable cars, pick up the 31/31A bus from central Funchal - just as exciting.

Thank wintershun
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was wonderful to see so many plants,some known to me and some which we can't grow in the UK. A highlight of my visit.

Thank kimiko352
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took a cable car from Funchal to Monte then walked along to the next cable car that took us up to the botanical gardens. The gardens were much bigger than we expected. The views from the top were amazing too. Wished we'd got a single...More

Thank Sue W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the gardens in late November and there was still lots to see. We took the. Public bus from outside the market and it was an easy ride up the hillside. Loved the cacti gardens and the topiaries as well as the creative patchwork...More

Thank aileen44
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This garden was badly damaged in the 2016 fires, but is already well on the way to getting back to its former glory. We did this trip in conjunction with the cable car trip from the sea front a lovely way to see this fantastic...More

Thank Stephen C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

5.50euro per adult, no concessions. I found this garden, although full of beautiful plants, a little run down with damaged and uneven walkways and retaining walls. The topiary garden was good and demonstrated the art well. The central pond in the main ‘red and green’...More

Thank Alan J
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3 April 2017|
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Response from RichardW99 | Reviewed this property |
Plus of course you can get there and back by cable car although noting it's two separate legs and not cheap but you can do as part of a trip up to the town further inland (forgot the name!)
23 January 2017|
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Response from Nick L | Reviewed this property |
We visited in July last year when it was unusually warm at around 30 C and clear. This of course is not much solice for you right now but I would guess you have a better chance in the Spring, but as has already been said the... More
10 April 2016|
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Response from Kati8 | Reviewed this property |
If you head towards the Electricity Museum ( Casa da Luz ) look out for the island with the statue ) there are a couple of bus stops at the side of the Museum to Jardim Botanico either 31 or 31A ..there is also bus 29 to... More