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Hello Mariusz,
I have visited the botanical garden of Madeira but I cannot recall this place.
So you found a shelter from the rain close to Buddha.
The crimson columns, canopy and fence appear Japanese. They make a good contrast with the bright green of the surrounding plants.
Best regards, Paul

Old 06-14-2021, 07:34 PM
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Default To PaulVDV: NOT the Madeira Botanical Garden

Hi Paul,
thank you for your email.
This in fact is not the Madeira Botanical Garden. Madeira Botanical Garden is in Funchal and I read opninions of several people saying that is is quite disappointing. This garden does not have the word "botanical" in its name but of course it is. It is located in Monte and the official name is Monta Palace Tropical Garden. Very impressive place. The Asian structures were I suppose marking plants from that region.
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Thank you Mariusz,

I haven't visited the Monte Palace Tropical Garden.
We were in the Madeira Botanical Garden. Seen on the map of the island, it is also located close to Monte. Hence my confusion.

I can't remember the reason why we didn't go to the Monte Palace Tropical Garden ...
Was the Madeira Botanical Garden disappointing? We went to Madeira to take some spectacular walks and the botanical garden was of course beyond compare. We visited it on a rest day in between two strenuous hikes.
(strenuous for me, perhaps not for you).

If I ever get to Madeira again, now I know where to find enlightenment

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