The Gardens of Madeira

  • Port

    Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

  • Activity level


  • Activity type


  • Wheelchair accessible


  • Price per adult


    USD85 per person

  • Minimum age


  • Duration

    4.0 Hours

  • Meals included


The gardens of Quinta do Palheiro are situated on the road to Camacha, a short drive from Funchal. The gardens were created in the 18th century, for Conde de Carvalhal, who owned the gardens at that time. Some of the original plantations survive to this day, including the camellia avenues. Over the years, many tropical and sub-tropical plants have been introduced, making the gardens a fascinating example of Madeira’s fauna. In this green and peaceful place, enjoy light refreshments at the delightful Tea House of the Quinta.
Continue your floral discovery, with a visit to the Monte Palace Tropical Garden, an excellent location to view a comprehensive collection of beautiful trees from all over the world. The garden covers an area of 70,000 square metres and contains several lagoons with exotic ‘Koi’ fish of many sizes and colours. It also houses a huge collection of exotic plants from various parts of the world, something for each visitor to enjoy.
During your visit of the Monte Palace Tropical Garden, you’ll have the chance to view a large collection of tile panels placed along the walkways and amongst the vegetation. These extraordinary panels date back from the 15th to 20th centuries and are considered to be the most important collection in the country after the National Tile Museum.