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Madeira Botanical Garden

Caminho do Meio | Bom Sucesso, Funchal, Madeira 9064-512, Portugal
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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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  • Very good37%
  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Caminho do Meio | Bom Sucesso, Funchal, Madeira 9064-512, Portugal

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Reviewed 12 December 2016

December is not the ideal month to visit as many plants are semi dormant. I did not feel that the staff were very welcoming and some of them looked bored. The range of plants was impressive and the cacti were lovely.

Thank HeatherKeeling
Reviewed 12 December 2016

These gardens are well worth visiting as there are lots of varieties of plants, many in bloom. It is in an excellent location, overlooking a gorge and with great views of Funchal and the sea. You can see where the summer fire has damaged the...More

Thank Anne S
Reviewed 9 December 2016

We went in the overcast, drizzle of December so although it was a bit wet and didn't have the abundance of flowers of the summer, it was an enjoyable walk round and we were still able to plant spot, some known to us and some...More

Thank cbarrett57
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

In December you cant expect flowers in full bloom, so better do something else. But still it is a nice walk with a great view if you decide to go! And the garden may need your entrance fee to renovate walkways and the place in...More

Thank Stig M
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

The recent fires reached the edge of this garden and have closed the cable car - but go and support them. It's easily reached by no 31 and 31a bus - stop just down from the front entrance to the market. There are great views...More

2  Thank kjbr
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Best way to get there is by Cable Car to Monte - walk 100 metres and get the other Cable Car to the Gardens. Worth every penny just for the ride and the entry ticket for the Gardens is very low [as opposed to the...More

1  Thank JohnCrom
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Some spectacular views over the island, really nice little garden where you can get a coffee while you look over the sea. Access can be via the cable cars or as we did, a taxi which can tailor a wee tour for you at a...More

Thank Alan F
Reviewed 24 November 2016

I would have liked to have spent longer in this interesting place. I was with a group and forced to go around with them, but I feel that we did not see all there was. What we did see was very interesting, and even in...More

1  Thank Josquine
Reviewed 20 November 2016

I took the No 31 Bus from central Funchal to the Botanic Gardens. I entered for 5.60 Euros being a pensioner. The devastating wildfires of August 2016 have wrought havoc with the fringe of the gardens adjacent to the ravine and 'Lovers Cave' is closed....More

Thank John W
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Due to the fires the cable car from Monte is not in use and the walk is closed. Nowhere is this noted so we had to find out the hard way. When we got to the gardens we were most unimpressed. Though we appreciate that...More

1  Thank Bakerboys2013
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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!)
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
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