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Madeira Botanical Garden

Caminho do Meio | Bom Sucesso, Funchal, Madeira 9050-288, Portugal
00 351 291 77 13 10
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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%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Caminho do Meio | Bom Sucesso, Funchal, Madeira 9050-288, Portugal
00 351 291 77 13 10
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Reviewed 27 May 2016

This is undoubtedly the number one attraction of a visit to Funchal. The flowers are beautiful and the views spectacular. Any visit is an adventure, as it involves taking either the cable car or bus up to Monte, then travelling by cable car across the...More

Thank Spingos
Reviewed 27 May 2016

One of the most popular locations that you can visit in Funchal is Botanical Garden. The transfer from Funchal until there is itself a beautiful ride ! Changes twice the cable car and make short walk from one to another. If you have inspiration to...More

Thank LuigiT60
Reviewed 26 May 2016

The Botanical Garden of Madeira is the islands' nature preserve in microcosm. It is beautifully maintained and well thought out as to arrangement. The manor house has a collection of birds, fish, and mammals native to the island, but the exhibits are a bit old...More

Thank Wgou
Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

Perhaps it was down to the date visited but the gardens seemed pretty neglected. The water features in particular were pretty disgusting. Stagnant and full of algae / blanket weed. As this is one of the main attractions fed by its own cable car I...More

Thank Veronica6VO
Reviewed 26 May 2016

Good place to walk around and checkout the views of Funchal. Can get crowded, if you are then with lots of cruise ships. Did enjoy the colors. You really need to be a garden person to really enjoy this place.

Thank MVCA0Traveler
Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

Flower and plants from all over the world. Nice to have guide explain it all with history. But plenty of descriptions through out

Reviewed 25 May 2016

The madeira botanical garden is a fantastic garden , with a vast quantity of endemic flours , very well cared and accessible to all . Has a fantastic view to the city of Funchal . Near the centre of Funchal , 10 minutes by car...More

Thank Alfredo G
Reviewed 25 May 2016

Going down the smaller cable car from the mountain top was exciting, but alas, the gardens were not. Very steep cobble stone paths (uneven) so wear flat sturdy shoes

Thank andys20162016
Reviewed 25 May 2016

We visited this garden on a combine ticket with the cable car. Huge variety of flora including a large cactus garden. As everything in Madeira there are wide but steep paths but extensive views from look out points

Thank DobcrossNudger
Reviewed 24 May 2016

Very interesting. Lots of different themed areas. And the famous "chequered" floral flower beds as seen on many Madeira visitor pictures. A bit hilly so not easy perhaps for people with mobility difficulties. But well worth the visit.

Thank Dennis9
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Is there parking Nearby?
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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!)
We went up to here in November and sadly found there was thick mist around and we could not even see where we were going. It cleared a little later in the day, but we would love to return when it is clear. We are thinking of returning to Funchal in February or March, so can I ask if we would have more chance of a clear day at that time. I realise weather can never be predicted, but would like a fighting chance of some clear days, or would consider visiting at another time of year.
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
Hi where do you get the number 31 bus from to the Botanical Gardens and how long is the journey? We will be staying at the Four Views Monumental Lido in August. We went stayed there last year and wanted to go to the gardens but I just couldn't bring myself to get on the cable cars due to a fear of heights. Thanks
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