By: Kim Charles

Priscilla King shares her garden inspired adventures found within the city of Funchal, on the Portuguese island of Madeira.

"The weather in Funchal, Madeira is semi-tropical and the gardens are spectacular 365 days a year. Madeira is an extinct volcano, and the soil is perfect right along with the weather. There are beautiful gardens all over the island. The fruits and vegetables are amazing! Note the picture of one of the many types of avocado trees producing fruit. These pictures were taken at the Municipal Park and Tropical Gardens of the Monte Palace, very near where the toboggan baskets can whisk you down the side of the mountain. We opted for the cable car instead!"

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