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A gem of a garden

We visited Palheiro Gardens on a whim as it had not been well advertised. We were delighted to find... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Funchal, Portugal
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25 minute bus ride from Funchal in stunning setting.laid out in recognisably English style but lots... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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The gardens at "Quinta do Palheiro" are famous not only for the variety of plants that grow there but for the beauty of their setting in the hills to the east of Funchal, the capital of Madeira. Madeira has long been called the "Garden Isle" and it...more
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Caminho Quinta do Palheiro 32, Funchal, Madeira 9060-255, Portugal
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited Palheiro Gardens on a whim as it had not been well advertised. We were delighted to find this gem of a garden. Beautiful plants laid out well were being tended and weeded by several gardening staff. There was an area under development which...More

1  Thank megbray10
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

25 minute bus ride from Funchal in stunning setting.laid out in recognisably English style but lots of tropical plants as well 11 euros seems reasonable

Thank CleethorpesGtfcfan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

36, 36a & 37 bus from Funchal 20 minutes and stops outside the front door. Nice gardens and walk at your own pace.

2  Thank FCKen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited twice nice view Nice people Many plants Small bar near to have drinks and snacks You need a car to visit it's away from funchal

Thank John M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful gardens in a recognisabley English style with some tropical twists. We went in the afternoon and had the gardens more or less to ourselves. Some beautiful views of Funchal and a nice tea house. We parked outside but there is parking at the bottom...More

Thank Nicola B
Reviewed July 5, 2018

Beautiful gardens well worth a visit the rows of agapanthus were outstanding along with the tropical planting very peaceful and relaxing. Nice tea house. Never seen so many frogs on the lily pads. had to get a taxi there and back which made it expensive...More

Thank ellenana
Reviewed July 2, 2018

The branch of the Blandy family living in the manor house in the midst of these beautifully maintained and varied gardens near the golf course high above Funchal can count themselves lucky, as I am sure they do (but I am equally sure they have...More

Thank ReinhardW
Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

After reading the reviews of the botanic garden in Funchal we decided to visit the Palheiro garden. In this garden you wil find lots of flowers. You can spend an hour or a bit more to see the complete garden. There is a teahouse and...More

Thank sendopvakantie
Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

Well worth the visit for a leisurely stroll around these beautifully tended gardens. Some real highlights for species hunters. Tea room was delightful and the cakes were excellent - huge slices as well. Cash Velha was a fruit, nut and carrot cake combination - WELL...More

1  Thank ianmatthews2014
Reviewed June 30, 2018

We got a taxi there from our hotel in Canico de baixo, €18, it is worth a visit. A varied garden with an agapanthus lined driveway, formal beds, lawns and some beautiful S African plants and odd topiary! The cafe is good and the bus...More

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February 6, 2016|
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Response from Alan H | Reviewed this property |
We visited on a group tour but did notice the bus stop right outside the gate
Jose D
July 5, 2015|
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Response from david j | Reviewed this property |
there are no tennis courts to my knowledge hope this helps david
Jose D
July 5, 2015|
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Response from jonathanfletch | Property representative |
Hello - no we do not have an indoor badminton court. Outdoor Tennis court yes, croquet outdoors yes, golf yes, spa yes, walking trails yes...but no indoor courts (weather is too good!!) Let me know if we can be of more help,