Madeira Botanical Garden

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Madeira Botanical Garden
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Madeira Botanical Garden
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TypeBotanical
LocationSanta Maria Maior,
Funchal -  Madeira
Coordinates32°39′44″N 16°53′45″W / 32.6622°N 16.8958°W / 32.6622; -16.8958Coordinates: 32°39′44″N 16°53′45″W / 32.6622°N 16.8958°W / 32.6622; -16.8958
Area8 hectares (20 acres)
Opened1960 (1960)
Visitorsmore than 345000 thousand per year
Websiteifcn.madeira.gov.pt

Madeira Botanical Garden (Portuguese: Jardim Botânico da Madeira) is a botanical garden in Funchal, Madeira, opened to the public in 1960. The area was previously part of an estate belonging to the family of William Reid, founder of Reid's Hotel.[1]

Collections[edit]

The Garden is divided into 6 areas:[2]

  • Madeiran indigenous and endemic species
  • arboretum (collection of trees and shrubs)
  • succulent plants
  • agro-industrial plants
  • medicinal and aromatic plants
  • palm trees and cycads [2]

Arboretum is located in the north part of the Garden, succulent plants in centre-east, agro-industrial plants in the center, palm trees in the south. Remaining parts of the Garden are covered with flowers other flora species.[3]

The gardens include a bird park (Louro Bird Park) and a three-room Natural History Museum.[4] There is a collection of around 300 exotic birds, including Blue and Yellow Macaw, Cockatoo, Parrots and Lory in the exotic bird park.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Matthew Hancock (2001). The Rough Guide to Madeira (1st ed.). p. 90.
  2. ^ a b c "Madeira Botanical Garden". oGuia da Cidade. Archived from the original on 2018-11-01. Retrieved 2018-11-01.
  3. ^ "Jardim Botânico da Madeira". SRA (in Portuguese). 2018-03-16. Archived from the original on 2018-11-01. Retrieved 2018-11-01.
  4. ^ "Information of interest".

External links[edit]

Media related to Jardim Botânico da Madeira at Wikimedia Commons