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Pregetter's Orchid Garden - CLOSED

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Good Visit - Unfortunatly Now Damaged By Fire

This area was well worth seeing - put it off many times over the years - glad we went this year as... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2016
ChefJDD
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Tintwistle, United Kingdom
True Gardeners!

This a garden for true plantsmen, not parks and gardens. The variety of orchids on display is... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2016
David38_13
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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4 Sep 2016
“Currently closed due to fires”
19 Aug 2016
“Good Visit - Unfortunatly Now Damaged By Fire”
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Due the fires in Funchal the garden is closed in the moment.
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Rua Pita Silva 37, Funchal, Madeira 9060-240, Portugal
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+351 915 883 264
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Reviewed 4 September 2016

My wife was so excited to see this unique garden, but unfortunately, when we arrived in Funchal, we found out that this family-run garden was destroyed by the fires in early August.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank AdamL4022
Reviewed 19 August 2016

This area was well worth seeing - put it off many times over the years - glad we went this year as two days later fire ravage the area. It will take a few years to restore the garden to it former glory

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank ChefJDD
Reviewed 2 July 2016

We were shown round the gardens by a very interesting lady who bviously has a great knowledge of the orchids etc. we spent a very pleasant hour or so looking round the gardens then sitting on a shady terrace eating cake and drinking coffee. Well...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Diane I
Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

This a garden for true plantsmen, not parks and gardens. The variety of orchids on display is endless and the knowledge freely passed on by the Staff, if you take the time to ask is priceless. The lady owner is lovely and willingly answers any...More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank David38_13
Reviewed 20 June 2016

I don't like big gardens designed for hundreds of tourists, too fancy and kind of...unpersonal. This garden is definitely not one of these. It's small, cozy, intense, kind of in process of repair (there were some storms), which makes it more....real, and unbelievably beautiful. You...More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank Kirsten B
Reviewed 13 June 2016

Situated a short walk from the Botanical Gardens this is a 5th generation family committed to orchids and their preservation & cultivation . This is a large private garden and has no pretensions to being a huge commercial venture -- merely an admirable commitment to...More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank 24-7lleisure
Reviewed 10 June 2016

We came across this small garden by chance on the long, steep climb to the botanical gardens. Don't come here expecting Kew Gardens. It is very small and reflects one man's passion for these beautiful and colourful plants. Around every corner or clinging to each...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank 46FionaR
Reviewed 20 April 2016

This is a tiny garden but the orchids are beautiful.It is worth a visit and it only cost 5 euros.There is a small shop.

Date of experience: April 2016
3  Thank Ann S
Reviewed 15 April 2016

Wonderful collection of orchids that would give Kew or Wisley a run for their money. Also available for sale, grown in sawdust so can be taken to UK. The greenhouses are tired but the variety and the knowledgeable staff are second to none.

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank John L
Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

We went up to here by tuk- tuk ,and was changed €5 each. We find this garden very run down. It needs more details of the plants with names etc. The building are very tried, looks like half of it is closed due to a...More

Date of experience: April 2016
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JOMF2013, Inhaber at Pregetter's Orchid Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2016

Dear Guest, Last week we had a horrible storm and a 400 year old tree fall on our greenhouses-we are trying our best to remove 7000kg of tree as quick as possible. We want to show our orchids in there natural surounding, therefore you want...More

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