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Madeira in Bloom - Monte Palace Gardens


By siris


The last of my Madeira blogs. It was nice to look back on the photos, whilst writing it.
We took the local bus to Monte Palace Gardens, a 30 minute ride, 5 km up the hill, for the grand cost of I.95 euros each.

The palace, was the residence of the British Consul in the 18th century.

The garden (70,000m sq) is set on the hillside and therefore terraced

This stunning garden has many lakes and ponds, this the central lake

A collection of antique tiles, telling Portuguese history is incorporated into the walls

And statues on the ‘art walk’ (1hr)

The Northern Oriental garden

A Fuchsia amongst the lush vegetation.

The Southern Oriental garden

Koi carp have been introduced to the ponds, some over a metre in length and apparently up to 100 years old


Hydrangea, all were blue.


Bye from the island garden.

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You did a lot in a very short time, but what a place to go to, some wonderful places.

31 Jul, 2015


I was in paradise. Did all the local gardens, a lot of up and down walking.

31 Jul, 2015


What an amazing garden - wonderful! Imagine designing all that!

1 Aug, 2015


Now I think this one has to be my favourite, its stunning, thankyou for sharing Siris, I enjoyed all your blogs...

1 Aug, 2015


Remarkable pics, Siris... thanks for sharing :o)

1 Aug, 2015


Thank you everone. I think this one was the most spectacular, a pleasure garden, liked the botanical garden, it was...mmm... botanical! But also interesting and beautiful.

1 Aug, 2015


What did you do with OH? or did you come to some arrangement!!

3 Aug, 2015


He enjoys wild life, evening meals, and riding on the buses. And if I am happy and not grizzling, so is he!

3 Aug, 2015


I love all the water features and that Datura is very exotic looking.

5 Oct, 2015


A very special garden on a beautiful island.

5 Oct, 2015

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