At the centre of the small town of São Vicente on the north coast of Madeira there is a fascinating garden dedicated to the indigenous floral species of the island. A wide range of species growing in the ‘Laurissilva’ forest and other endemic vegetation from the ocean cliffs can be seen here.
With an area of 1500 square meters, this indigenous garden with about 50 species and was created in 1989 by the Club Ecologia Barbusano, at the time with the support of the Worldwide Fund for Nature and the local authority, offers visitors a little more knowledge about the valuable insight into the botanical patrimony of Madeira.
This garden was created with the aim of preserving Madeiran species and also the Macaronesia, to be a tourist attraction and promote an environmental education.
While in São Vicente, do not let your tour stop there. Enjoy other potential of the municipality, such as the Caves of São Vicente, of volcanic origin and which tell a little of the history of the formation of the island of Madeira.