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Lovely selection of orchids to see and buy

On reflection i would recommend a taxi to get there. Not very far from Funchal but very steep (I... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2018
Chester, United Kingdom
A must-see for orchid fans, not a tourist attraction, but a working nursery

We decided to walk to the Orchid nursery from the centre of Funchal, it was about a kilometer... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2018
Downham Market, United Kingdom
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Rua Lombo Boa Vista, Funchal, Madeira 9060-173, Portugal
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All reviews tea and cake beautiful orchids orchid garden orchid lovers rare orchids wonderful display lovely tea passion fruit main garden home made cakes lovely place to visit up hill overlooking funchal two hours botanical gardens nursery plants
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Reviewed 13 December 2018

If you love orchids you will really appreciate this visit. You will NOT find rows of pretty pots with arrangements like the botanical gardens but you WILL find a working farm and a wealth of information from knowledgeable sources with a real passion for orchids....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 14 October 2018

On reflection i would recommend a taxi to get there. Not very far from Funchal but very steep (I walked).Very helpful and knowledgeable and friendly people running it who are wiling to give you time and advice on any potential purchases. Do take the time...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank viviennebown
Reviewed 24 September 2018

We decided to walk to the Orchid nursery from the centre of Funchal, it was about a kilometer uphill north east from the Mercado dos Lavradores. The streets got more and more narrow and more like cobbled tracks and paths, but just before we thought...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank RichardJB4
Reviewed 27 July 2018

We have been to a couple of Orchid Gardens in the past but they were both burnt down in the fires a few years back so decided to check this one out. Took yellow urban bus here but got off too early should have stayed...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Paul C
Reviewed 21 June 2018

Wonderful collection of orchids in a working nursery - not a show garden. On the day we visited there were numerous tour groups already there but the very friendly staff still found time to speak with us and answer questions. If you fancy the exercise...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Kev5150
Reviewed 19 June 2018

lovely displays of orchids, beautiful walk back down into Funchal as there are lots of interesting buildings to look at

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Sandra M
Reviewed 3 June 2018

Beautiful orchids and very friendly staff who will give you advise about your own orchids. Not a lot to see when we went there and over half of it was roped off. Recommend the small garden selling teas and coffees at very reasonable prices unlike...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank jockfromessex
Reviewed 20 May 2018

Wow wow wow . I so loved this place. Not a manicured tourist attraction but a real orchard nursery and resource of rare orchids. You can even buy small plants planted in sawdust so ok to take through customs. Lovely tea afterwards and amazing value...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Sarahsianuk
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

We booked a visit via our hotel which provided transport. We didn't know about this place despite previous visits and we both found it fascinating. This is not a tropical garden, it is a working nursery. The owner is very knowledgeable and happy to share...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

I can't understand the reviewers who criticise this for not being a glossy tourist attraction. It's not: it's a working nursery, not some sterile, citified florist's display, and it's an absolute delight to wander around. The plants themselves (not just orchids - insectivorous plants, stags...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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5 February 2017|
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Response from RichardBlakey | Reviewed this property |
Agree with previous answer. Walk along to Hotel Porto Del Mar then down toLudi and start walk along coast. You may need to cut inland briefly at end of beach after the tunnel but easy to get back to coast. Cafes to stop... More
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Response from BongoElsbeth | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I cannot. I only visited the nursery. The location is away from the hub of Funchal, it is possible to walk down to the restaurants but buses or a taxi would be preferable to come back up as the hills are very steep. It... More