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9th May 2020

Palheiro Gardens

The nurseries at “Quinta do Palheiro” are well known not just for the assortment of plants that develop there yet for the magnificence of their setting in the slopes toward the east of Funchal, the capital of Madeira.

Madeira has for quite some time been known as the “Nursery Isle” and it appears that nearly anything will develop in its rich soil.

In Funchal numerous tropical plants have discovered a home and the guest can see Hibiscus and Bougainvillea in bloom practically all the all year alongside Jacaranda, Spathodeas, Erythrinas and Bauhinias in their season.

Set 500 meters over the Atlantic, in the verdant slopes only east of Funchal, these nurseries at the Quinta do Palheiro home are verification that practically any plant will flourish in Madeira’s dirt.

Since 1885 the property has been in the Blandy family, which has since quite a while ago played a part in the island’s wine industry.

Before that it had a place with the Conde do Carvahal, a Portuguese aristocrat who planted trees and began the nurseries’ popular assortment of camellias.

Organized on porches are capricious topiaries, roses, cypresses, and in light of spring-like atmosphere the hibiscus and bougainvillea is known to blossom consistently.

The Palheiro Gardens are arranged at around 500 meters above ocean level. The first proprietor, the Conde de Carvalhal, planted numerous trees on the home and established the framework to the Camellia assortment; a portion of his initial plantings can in any case be seen today.

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