Madeira – Portugal’s “Flower Garden”
The Portuguese quite often refer to this island as “Ilha Jardim” (“Garden Island”), because it’s famous for its beautiful flowers and variety of green plant species. In fact, one of the top reasons for visiting Madeira is to see its beautiful plant life and enjoy the flowers, because here the colours and scents of flowers can be enjoyed throughout the year, even when much of Europe is covered with snow and the low temperatures that inhibit flowering.The island has breathtaking scenery and there are several architectural attractions worth visiting as well.
Thus, the Flower Festival, which brings even more flowers to the streets of Funchal for a week on Spring, actually here is celebrated all year-round.
Funchal prides itself with a gorgeous Botanical Garden and a Tropical Garden. Under no circumstance should you miss out on the Botanical Garden, it has an impressive collection of plants and exotic birds.