Madeira Botannical Gardens - Engenheiro Rui Vieira
The Madeira Botanical Garden located in Funchal has more than 2,000 exotic plants from all over the world.
Since the 17th century, Madeira had wanted a Botanical Garden - a dream that came true in 1960.
The Botanical Gardens, with an area of over 35,000 m2, has more than 2,000 exotic plants from all continents some of which are endangered species. This fantastic garden has several ornamental trees and shrubs, an orchid area, lawns,
viewpoints and an amphitheatre for recreational activities.
Given the increasing loss of biodiversity and habitats worldwide, this garden has become a centre for science and culture, with the goal to preserve endangered plants where they will be as well adapted as in their original environment.
Whether you are a nature lover, botanist or tourist, if your interested on discovering the plant kingdom or in visiting the Natural History Museum and Herbarium then you should pay a visit to this garden.