There are spectacular panoramic views over the mountains and Funchal below from Madeira's Botanical Gardens, but its main attraction lies within among the 2500 plant species gathered there.
Madeira’s profusion of flowers and fine botanical gardens have earned it the nickname of the ‘floating garden in the Atlantic’.
Enjoy four full-day excursions with visits to:
Quinta da Boa Vista and Botanical Gardens : See a diverse orchid collection and view the fine Jardin Botanico, with more than 2,000 exotic plants.
Quinta do Palheiro and Funchal gardens : See a great diversity of temperate and subtropical plants and Funchal's municipal gardens.
Ribeiro Frio and Monte Palace: Discover the laurel forest and levadas at Ribeiro Frio and then on to the woodland and Oriental gardens.
Madeira Magic garden and Quinta das Cruzes : View more flora and fauna at this Funchal garden, before a visit to a historic garden with a selection of endemic and exotic plants.
Camacha Willow Factory: The Camacha Willow Factory and Store is in a small town high in the mountains where trees of apples, pears, sweet chestnuts and, of course, willow grow abundantly.
A complimentary shuttle bus runs six times a day from the hotel into the centre of Funchal, which offers a wide selection of restaurants, cafes, shops and bars.
Funchal airport is approximately a 45-minute drive away.
Situated on Madeira’s south coast, Funchal is surrounded by hills, nestled snugly between the Atlantic and a string of terraced hills and mountains, and provides the perfect centre for discovering the island. It has many elegant shops, delightful botanical gardens, lively pavement cafes and a bustling market.