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Faial's Botanical Garden

 

Located in an old farming area of Quinta de S. Lourenço’s pastures and orange orchards, in the Flamengos valley, this Botanical Garden has been enchanting its visitors since 1986.

The Garden, with an area of 8000m2, provides a scientific, pedagogical, ecological and also a leisure contribution to the island. Its purpose besides being a pleasant place of unique beauty, and highly recommended to be visited, is fundamentally related with the management of the collection of living flora associated with botanical conservation, especially the collection of seeds of endemic species, the recovery of habitats and the sensitization to the importance of natural floristic wealth of the Azores.

The Garden keeps an extensive collection of the Azorean endemic and native plants, an area for medicinal plants used traditionally in cooking and also in ancient cures, and yet another garden area for display of exotic ornamental species from all around the world. Here you may visit a beautiful orchidarium with 30 different species. There are also some arable crops, used traditionally in agriculture that had regional economic importance in the past.

The Botanical Garden has a second zone, located in the parish of Pedro Miguel, at an altitude of 400 m. This new area, with 60 000m2 is currently undergoing the recovery of its natural habitats and characteristic species of the humid and the very humid Laurissilva. Besides the important scientific role, this zone has high landscape value.

Unfortunately, regular visits are not available yet to the general public.

 

Services

Ticket office, Souvenir shop, Cafeteria, Parking lot, Auditorium with film projection, Library, ATM, Guided tour, WC, WC and access for people with reduced mobility, Garden, Orchidary.

 

Opening time

16 September to 14 June

Tue to Fri: 09.30am to 01.00pm | 02.00pm to 05.30pm

Sat: 02.00pm to 05.30pm

Closed: Sun | Mon | Holidays1 | Mardi Gras | Easter Sunday | 24 and 31 December


15 June to 15 September

Every day: 10.00am to 06.00pm

 

1Opens on the holidays of Holy Friday; 25 April; 1 May; 10 June; from 02.00pm to 05.30pm, except if these days are Sundays or Mondays.

 

Prices*

Full ticket: 2,50 €

*From June 15, the full ticket will cost 3,50 €

 

Discounts

Children (up to 12 years): Free

Junior (13 to 17 years): 1,75€

Senior (+ 65 years): 1,75€

Family ticket (Full ticket for 2 adults with children up to 17 years): 6€

Youth and student card holders, discount cards: 1,80€

 

Contacts

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

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

Phone: (+351) 292 948 140

 

How to get there

Located at about 2,5 km from Horta’s downtown , you can go by car, bicycle or even walk. Situated at the parish of Flamengos, by the Quinta de São Lourenço.

 

GPS Coordinates
 
38o33'3,533'' N
28o38'25,545'' W