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Archive for February, 2015




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Palheiro Estate Loyalty Card Holders, don’t miss out on these great prices for fine wines at ‘A Loja do Vinho’ – Blandy’s Madeira Wine.

We are delighted to announce the continuation in 2015 of the fantastic support from ‘Loja do Vinho’ in their sponsorship of our monthly medals and stablefords at Palheiro Golf.

Don’t forget that with your fidelity card you are entitled to great discounts – around 20% off wines at the shop in town and at the airport shop once you have reached the duty-free area.

‘A Loja do Vinho’ Opening Times:
Monday – Friday: 10:00 – 18:30
Saturday: 10:00 – 13:00

A Loja do Vinho | Blandy’s Wine Lodge – Avenida Arriaga 28 – Funchal
Telephone: 291 282 396 | Email:

Have you stayed at Palheiro Estate but don’t possess a loyalty card ?
Please fill in this form to claim your  Loyalty Card.

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  • Camellias at Quinta do Palheiro


    Now is the time to visit the Palheiro gardens and see the Camellias in full bloom.
    The early Camellia Sasanqua start in October together with the famous Granthamiana from Hong Kong and finishes about now.
    The Camellia Japonica, white, pink, red and striped flower from December through to end of April.  Single and double, a mass of beauty!  Also the huge pink and red blooms of the Camellia reticulata are showing.
    From the gate house entrance along the drive, at the bottom of the main garden and in the Ribeira do Inferno you will see masses of plants; the walk continues to the Chapel, surrounded by more Camellias and then towards the huge Araucarias by Casa Velha hotel. Yes, they are everywhere.
    You may notice there has been much pruning work going on in the Camellia Avenue, also along the west side of the main garden and along the drive (remnants of the fire in July 2012).
    You will also see to the south of the entrance gate an extensive replanting program underway, using mainly Madeira indigenous and endemic species.
    The Gardens are open every day between 09.00 – 17.30
    Bus from Funchal that stops by the entrance gate, number 36A and 37.

    Christina Blandy Feb 2015