The Jardins Palheiro / Palheiro Gardens provide welcome all visitors throughout the year . Considered the most beautiful gardens of wood, now part of haystack estate , which includes a hotel , a golf course , the village barn and greenhouse orchids Florialis .
The property became vested in the Earl oak in 1801 . Here he built a hunting resort , with 200 plane trees and exotic trees imported from around the world . In 1885 the property was acquired by john blandy burden .
The family continued development of the gardens after 1900 and was mildred blandy who introduced many plants , including proteas from South Africa. In 1997 the house of Count was rebuilt and converted into a hotel known as the home of the old barn , a member of relais & chateau .
The gardens have a prime location above the fennel , since its construction at a height of 500 meters makes it a botanical garden and single exception of combinations of wet fog and constant fresh air , which enhance the growth of the species and become an oasis colors and flavors.
Here you will find a magnificent collection of camellias started by Count , trees , garden roses , created by christina blandy and a multitude of other flowers and vines.
This true Eden is divided into several areas : the main garden , a sunken garden , the river of hell , the rose garden , the lady garden area and tea house where you can see the Araucaria Brazil and a magnificent metrosideros new zealand .
One can also admire lakes with water lilies , a curious family of chickens carved in boxwood and beautiful flowerbeds purple and orange .
The preservation of this natural treasure which are the gardens of Palheiro have the personal touch christina blandy , assisted by a mixed team of dedicated gardeners .
Price : 10,50 € ; 15 – 17 years old : € 4 ; groups : up to 10 guests : -10 % ; Children : free entrance
Bus fennel : 37 > 36th • 9:00 > 9:45 > 11:30 > 12:10 > 14:10 > 16:20 • bus barn : 37 > 12:10 > 13:50 • 36th > 12:10 > 12:35 > 14:35 > 17:10