Madeira Botanical Gardens
With an area of 35 thousand square meters, the Garden offers the visitors an unique visual experience.
The colours of 2500 exotic plants, from all continents, mix into a coloured mosaic, framed by the beauty and exuberance of Funchal’s amphitheatre. Divided into five main areas, the Botanical Garden, has an essential concern with the preservation of species.
It has in its collection:
Indigenous and Endemic Plantsu
ArboretumPlants from the Himalayas and Tropical Regions;
Succulents – Plants originating, essentially, from South America;
Tropical / Cultivated / Aromatic / Medicinal – Tropical and sub–tropical fruits, as for example Mango, Avocado, Papaya, Coffee and Sugar Cane;
Funchal’s Botanical Garden is thus a pedagogical centre, a pole for scientific divulging / evidence, and a centre for conservation, maintaining in its collection of living plants, species that are already extinct in their countries of origin.
In 1997 the Botanical Garden saw its area increased, which allowed the introduction, into its collection, of species with great botanical value. An example of which is the cicadaceas palm.
More recently it received species suitable for topiaries, i.e., diverse trees and ornamental shrubs. It was likewise graced with areas used for the plantation and exposition of orchids, for a viewpoint and as well for an amphitheatre.
Open every day from 9.00 a.m until 6.00 p.m (The last entrance is at 5.30 p.m)
Site do Jardim Botânico