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The Municipal Garden of Funchal, also known as Dona Amélia Garden, is located where the Convent of Saint Francis once stood. Here, you will find flora from Madeira and of many other parts of the World. The Garden is on the north side of Avenida Arriaga and covers an area of 8,300 m2.

The Monte Palace Tropical Garden occupies an area of 70.000 square meters and houses an huge exotic plant’s collection, coming from all over the world, together with swans and duck’s, that populates the central lake, peacocks and chickens, that walk free in the main areas of the property.

The Funchal Ecological Park was created in 1994 on the initiative of Funchal City Hall. Its main objectives are to preserve nature, promote environmental education and provide recreational and leisure facilities for visitors. Currently the park covers an area of 10 km2 of mountainous terrain, in north area of Funchal.

Madeira Natural Park– This archipelago part of the Macaronesian biogeographical region contains a natural heritage of extreme scientific importance: the native forest of Madeira (Laurissilva), which was recognised by UNESCO in 1999 as World Natural Heritage, a unique distinction in Portugal, and now the bio-cultural property of all humankind.

Ribeiro Frio Natural Park is located in a deep, damp valley surrounded by mountains on the north coast of Madeira Island in Santana. This is an area of high natural beauty, located in the center of Laurel, here you’ll find many examples of emblematic species of wood, such as: the Til, the Vinhático, Loureiro and the Barbusano.

Madeira Botanical Garden 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.