Palheiro Gardens

Gardens in Funchal (Madeira)

Palheiro Gardens, Madeira
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Perched on a hill east of Funchal, the Palheiro Gardens are an integral part of one of the largest and most opulent quintas on the Island of Madeira. Renowned for their botanical diversity and stunning landscapes, these gardens are a testament to the island’s natural beauty.

Established in the early 19th century, the estate spans an impressive 143,200 square meters. Originally owned by the first Conde (Count) de Carvalhal, he planted a diverse array of trees, including a collection of camellias that still graces the gardens today. Camellia enthusiasts will find the best time to witness their full bloom between November and April.

Beyond the centuries-old trees, the Palheiro Gardens feature expansive lawns and serene lakes. Amidst this verdant space, visitors can explore a Baroque-style chapel and an 18th-century house, adding historical charm to the natural splendour.

Acquired by the Blandy family in 1885, the Palheiro Gardens, also known as the ‘Blandy Gardens,’ are situated at an altitude of approximately 500 meters. This elevated position affords them a privileged panoramic view of great beauty overlooking the city of Funchal, providing visitors with a serene and picturesque experience.

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Visiting Palheiro Gardens


Monday to Sunday: 09:00-17:00


Adults: €10

Address: Palheiro Gardens, Funchal, Portugal
Duration: 20 minutes

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