The five different areas of the Botanical Garden
The Botanical Garden is divided in five main area with all the different origins. Below a short summary of which plants you can expect in each area. Of course you will get a map with your ticket to find your way through the gardens.
Indigenous and endemic plants. In this area you can see plants which are only from Madeira and other Atlantic islands, such as the Azores, Canaries and Cape Verde. The 100 indigenous plants range from the typical vegetation found on the slopes of Madeira to those typical of mid-altitude vegetation and trees found in Madeira’s natural forest, the ‘Laurissilva’ forest.
The tree garden. Here you find plants from the Himalaya and tropics.
Succulents. Most of these plants are coming from South America.
Tropical and sub tropical trees. Here you can find several tropical and subtropical fruit trees such as mango, papaya and avocado. But also coffee trees, sugar cane and popular medicine plants.
Loiro park. This area has a collection of some of the most exotic and rare birds.