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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.
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good38%
  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“exotic birds” (74 reviews)
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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 yesterday

If you are thinking of something like Kew Gardens then think again, this is almost all outdoors & a much smaller scale. For about £5 it is an enjoyable couple of hours, but nothing more. If you have mobility issues then this may not be...More

Thank dksfwmcc
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We took the cable car from Funchal up to Monte and then across to the Botanical Gardens. All in all an expensive trip at over €30 per person, but well worth the money. The gardens themselves have a breathtaking array of plant species ranging from...More

Thank Edward B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is well worth a visit and an extra cable car ride if you like the experience although both gardens can be accessed by road. With superb views over Funchal and exquisite flora and fauna this is the place to spend a lot of time....More

Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I'm stunned that anyone would not be impressed with this garden. Truly lovely. Well cared for, amazing displays, very reasonable entrance, good cafe and toilets. Find your way using the big display board maps. Paths are not suitable for people who can't walk far.

Thank Cle J
Reviewed 5 days ago

We always visit the Botanical Gardens when in Funchal. It is the best 5.5 euros visitor attraction. It is currently still recovering from the forest fires but the staff are busily replanting. There are always various plant species in bloom depending on which season you...More

Thank _mrscstevens_59
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Lovely gardens. We enjoyed the visit. Quite different from Monte Palace. We nearly didn’t go because of bad reviews but so glad we did. More airy and open than Monte. We got a taxi to the gardens then back into Funchal. We spent some time...More

Thank Sallysan
Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived here by cable car and entered at the top end. Looks a bit boring at the start as plants seem sparse but as you meander down the paths it becomes more interesting. There are huge varieties of plants and flowers and a great cacti...More

1  Thank ClanAnderson
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Travelled to the Garden in the Cable Car from Monte, which has spectacular views. The whole area is recovering from the massively destructive fire two years ago, including part of the Botanical Garden itself. Lots of evidence of fire damage to trees, and there are...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here as following rides on the two cable cars. I found it quite disappointing as the grounds looked quite bare in places and the paths were quite hard to walk on. There are few signposts and no real directions so we left after...More

Thank FantasticFourLeeds
Reviewed 1 week ago

Here I found many ,many plants,and trees even from agriculure area...from cotton to avocado..there is also a section with parrots unfortunate it was close..but we spent some time wondering ...

Thank Gabriel T
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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