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Faial Botanic Garden

 

Faial Botanic Garden is open to the public since 1986. With a central nucleus in the parish of Flamengos and an altitude nucleus in Pedro Miguel, its mission is related to the conservation and study of the Azores natural flora, promoting scientific knowledge and environmental awareness.

In 2011, it was distinguished by Turismo de Portugal in the "Requalificação de projeto público" (revitalization of public project) award.

The Azores Seed Bank was selected in August 2015, by the "Botanic Garden Conservation International" (BGCI) as a case study on the conservation of rare seeds under the "Global Seed Conservation Challenge".

In June 2019, the extension of the Botanic Garden opened, which includes the Azores Orchidarium, where it is possible to explore a magnificent orchid collection and its interpretative exhibition, with several facts and curiosities about this extraordinary plant family.

When visiting this Garden, the visitors can get to know the rarest plants in the Azores, the traditional crops, a beautiful orchidarium, a collection of medicinal and aromatic plants, as well as the main invasive plants. The permanent exhibition, dedicated to the Natural History of the Azores Vegetation, gives emphasis to the archipelago, as a gathering point of unique plant species of different origins and biological ages, and explains the emergence of species and communities that only occur here, and the need to preserve this unique and fragile treasure as a legacy for the future.

The Azores Orchidarium’s collection contains a large diversity of orchid species and hybrids, organized according to their environmental preferences.

Therefore, several areas with different conditions were created: two warm greenhouses for the cultivation of tropical orchids and two shaded areas, with an outside space, for the cultivation of orchids from temperate zones.
This space was created by the Faial Botanic Garden in partnership with the company Agrozende, in order to gather the best possible conditions for the development of these plants. Every day, the staff takes care of each plant individually, in order to guarantee its growth.

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Services

Guided tour; Self-Guided brochure; Visiting circuit for the blind; Permanent exhibition; Auditorium; Film/documentary projection; Library; Children play area; Ticket office; Gift shop; Coffee Shop; Debit card payment; Car park.

 

Opening times

01 NOVEMBER - 31 MARCH

Tuesday to Friday > 10h00 - 17h00*

Saturdays | Holidays > 14h00 - 17h30*

Closed > Sundays | Mondays | 1 January | Mardi Gras | Easter Sunday | 25 December

 

01 APRIL - 31 OCTOBER

Every day > 10h00 - 18h00*

Closed > Easter Sunday

Orchidarium > closed on Tuesdays from 10h00 to 14h00


Guided tours: by appointment with a minimum of 48 hours in advance

Tour duration: 90 to 120 minutes

Number of people per tour: 4 - 25

 

* Last admission 30 minutes before closing.

The management entity reserves the right to close the establishment, according to the weather conditions.

 

Prices

Child (0 - 6 years old): Free

Junior (7 - 14 years old): 3,75 €

Adult (15 - 64 years old): 7,50 €

Senior (+ 65 years old): 3,75 €

Family (2 adults and children up to 14 years of age): 15,00 €

Resident of the Azores*: Free

 

Faial All-In-One Ticket:

Child (0 - 6 years old): Free

Junior (7 - 14 years old): 9,50 €

Adult (15 - 64 years old): 19,00 €

Senior (+ 65 years old): 9,50 €

Family (2 adults and children up to 14 years of age): 38,00 €

 

*Upon presentation of the Citizen Card.

Children up to 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Contacts

Adress: Rua de S. Lourenço, nº 23 - Flamengos, 9900 - 401 Horta

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Phone: (+351) 292 207 360

 

Getting there

This garden is located in Flamengos parish, next to Quinta de São Lourenço, 2,5 km from Horta city’s centre.

Leaving from the Largo Duque D'Ávila e Bolama, in the centre of Horta city, in front of City Hall, take the exit north, turn left and then right. Pass the Clock Tower and continue on the traditional cobblestone path. After passing the steep road, about 1,5 km ahead, next to Quinta de São Lourenço, you’ll find a plaque in the right that indicates the entrance to the Botanic Garden on your left.

 

GPS Coordinates
 
38o33'3,178'' N | 28º38'26,064'' W