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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.
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good38%
  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“exotic birds” (74 reviews)
“cable car” (497 reviews)
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 yesterday via mobile

Whether you love birds, flowers, animals or beautiful scenery, there's something for everyone at the botanical gardens. Buy a round trip combination ticket including 2 cable cars and enjoy the majestic views and floral displays that upper Funchal had to offer. You can wander for...More

Thank Ruth_1962
Reviewed yesterday

This garden is so big you have to take your time to see all of it. We only had time for a few hours and there was so much more to see. If you want to go there be sure to plan at least half...More

Thank Pjer S
Reviewed yesterday

Saw fish in a pond gasping for air. Water heavily green and uncared for. This isn't consistent with promoting high quality plants and trees

Thank holmeslesley60
Reviewed 2 days ago

Be prepared for some quite steep hills and uneven paths - the reward is the most amazing plants and flowers at every turn. Plan enough time for your visit to appreciate the work that has gone into the planting. The cafe offers a good selection...More

Thank The_Mellors
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful , nice cafe, good directions well staffed . Good views of Funchal and the surrounding area.

Thank dianemaryhall
Reviewed 3 days ago

Really enjoyed looking at the huge range of flowers and plants. Quite steep paths in some spots which require some care.

Thank YorkshireStormy
Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautiful place to visit,but beware lot's of steep paths to climb.You can use the 2 cable cars to reach the gardens as we did,or travel by taxi or car.

Thank squashplayer41
Reviewed 4 days ago

Pleasant botanical garden showing plentzy of different flora growing in Madeira. Besides endemic species many plants forma round the world that have settled in the many different micro climate of this island. Layout of the gardens average, comfort of walking paths and display average. Not...More

Thank vulchy
Reviewed 5 days ago

Enjoyed this garden so much, very beautiful and lots to see. There is a nice cafe with great views, reasonably priced too. At the side of the cafe are some ponds with frogs making chattering sounds! The gardens are very well tended and lots of...More

Thank Juliesamari
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It was alright in size. It's not really wheelchair accessible as a lot of the paths are very uneven and there are a lot of steps up and down to all the different terraces. It's a shame there's no gift shop, seems like a lost...More

Thank Zara R
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Is there parking Nearby?
4 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!)
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.
24 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