Madeira island news and views.
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
Whisk away your special someone for a romantic getaway with our special Valentine’s day package. Enjoy one night’s accommodation in the best double room available with a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine, personalised massages at Palheiro Spa and free access to Palheiro Gardens.
Saint Valentine´s Package
From 13th to 16th Feb. 2015
80,00 € per person in double room
For more information go to our website: http://bit.ly/1CU8fQ4
Enjoy free golf at the Palheiro Golf course for the duration of your stay in all Golf Wing Rooms and Suites.
Offer valid for new bookings with stay between 7th of June and 30th of September 2014 (minimum 7 nights stay)
2 Complimentary Green Fees per person at the Palheiro Golf course for Garden Wing Room bookings.
Offer valid for new bookings with stay between 7th of June and 31st of August 2014 (minimum 7 nights stay)
For further information and booking requests please contact:
Phone: +351 291 790 350 | Email: email@example.com | www.casa-velha.com
The 2014 official calendar of events for the Madeira Island is as follows. Beware that some dates may change.
26h February to 5th March – Entertainment in downtown Funchal
1st March– Great Allegoric Carnival Parade
4th March – Slapstick Parade
Madeira Flower Festival
1st to 7th May – Entertainment in downtown Funchal
3rd May – The Wall of Hope Ceremony
4th May – Great Allegoric Flower Parade
Madeira Island Open (PGA European Tour)
8th to 11th May
7th, 14th, 21st and 28th June – Music and Fireworks Display
XXVII Classic Car Rally
June (date to be confirmed)
Madeira Wine Rally
31st July to 2nd August (dates to be confirmed)
Madeira Wine Festival
31st August to 7th September – Entertainment in downtown Funchal
6th September – Live Harvest in Estreito de Câmara de Lobos.
Columbus Festival – Porto Santo Island
18th to 20th September
Madeira Nature Festival
6th to 12th October
End of the Year Madeira Festivities
1st December – Beginning of the Illuminations in Downtown Funchal
8th December to 6th January, 2015- General Illumination of Funchal Amphitheatre
12th December to 6th January, 2015 – Christmas Decorations and Exhibitions in downtown Funchal
31st December – New Year’s Eve Firework Display
O calendário oficial de eventos para 2014 na Ilha da Madeira é o que se segue. Atenção que podem eventualmente surgir alterações às datas.
Festas de Carnaval
26 de fevereiro a 5 de março – Animação diversa na baixa da cidade do Funchal
1 de março – Grande Cortejo Alegórico
4 de março – Cortejo Trapalhão
Festa da Flor da Madeira
1 a 7 de maio – Exposições e Animação diversa na baixa da cidade do Funchal
3 de maio – Cerimónia do Muro da Esperança
4 de maio – Grande Cortejo Alegórico
Madeira Island Open (Main Tour da PGA European Tour)
8 a 11 de maio
Festival do Atlântico - Espectáculos de Música e Fogo de Artifício
7, 14, 21 e 28 de junho
XXVIIª Volta à Madeira – Classic Rally
junho (data a designar)
Rali Vinho da Madeira
31 de julho a 2 de agosto (dias a confirmar)
Festa do Vinho da Madeira
31 de agosto a 7 de setembro – Animação diversa na baixa da cidade do Funchal
6 de setembro – Vindima ao Vivo no Estreito de Câmara de Lobos.
Festival de Colombo – Porto Santo
18 a 20 de setembro
Festival da Natureza da Madeira
6 a 12 de outubro
Festas do Fim-do-Ano
1 de dezembro – Início parcial das iluminações Decorativas no Funchal
8 de dezembro a 6 de janeiro de 2015 – Iluminação geral das iluminações Decorativas no Funchal
12 de dezembro a 6 de janeiro de 2015 – Exposições Natalícias na baixa da cidade do Funchal
31 de dezembro – Espectáculo de Fogo de Artifício
Die 2014 offizielle Veranstaltungskalender für die Insel Madeira ist wie folgt. Beachten Sie, dass einige Daten können sich ändern.
vom 26. Februar bis 5. Märs– Veranstaltungen im Stadtzentrum
1. Märs– Karnevalsumzug
4. Märs –Narrenumzug
von 1. bis 7. Mai – Veranstaltungen im Stadtzentrum
3. Mai – Mauer der Honung Zeremonie
4. Mai – Der große Blumenumzüge
Golfturnier Madeira Island Open (PGA European Tour)
8. bis 11. Mai
Atlantik – Festival
7., 14., 21. und 28. Juni – Musikkonzerte und Feuerwerk
27. Madeira Oldtimer Ründfahrt Rally
Juni (zeitpünkt nicht bestätigt)
Rallye Vinho da Madeira
von 31. Juli bis 2. August (zeitpünkt nicht bestätigt)
Madeira Wein Rally
vom 31.August bis 7. September – Veranstaltungen im Stadtzentrum
6. September – “Live” Weinernte in Estreito de Câmara de Lobos
Kolumbus Festival – Porto Santo
von 18. bis 20. September
Madeira Natur Fest
von 6. bis 12. Oktober
von 1. Dezember – Beginn der Festbeleuchtung im Stadtzentrum
von 8. Dezember bis 6. Januar, 2015- Beleuchtung des Amphitheaters von Funchal
von 12. December bis 6. Januar,2015 – Weihnachtsausstellungen im Stadtzentrum
31. Dezember – Silvesterfeuerwerk
Photos and information by Madeira Tourism – http://www.visitmadeira.pt/
Villas Palheiro Estate
A select number of villa plots are also available for development near the Golf Clubhouse; Palheiro Real Estate offers a full turn-key service to assist you in creating your dream villa.
A range of fully furnished villas and apartments are also available for holiday rentals. Guests can enjoy the facilities of the Estate from the privacy of their own rental property.
Palheiro Village is an award-winning development of luxury freehold apartments and detached villas in a private condominium, with a central Forum building which includes a heated 18 m swimming pool, pool bar, and viewing deck, and reception room for residents and guests. A full range of property management services are available on site from Palheiro Property Management. Palheiro Village offers property purchasers a superb location; the properties are beautifully integrated into a south-facing hillside with spectacular views over Funchal Bay. Residents enjoy privileged access to the facilities of the Estate, including Palheiro Golf, the Casa Velha hotel and the Palheiro Spa.
Set within the magnificent Palheiro Estate the 18-hole, par 72 Championship golf course, designed by renowned golf architect Cabell B. Robinson, meanders through a pristine environment of maritime pine and botanical woodland embroidered with lush, sub-tropical vegetation. At nearly 500 m above sea level, the location is blessed with dramatic views of Madeira’s mountainous skyline, the vast Atlantic Ocean, and the Bay of Funchal below.
This picturesque layout with year-round appeal takes full advantage of Madeira’s hilly terrain, with abrupt ridges and deep valleys providing a compelling challenge for even the most seasoned golfer. Play calls for a fair degree of accuracy – the contoured fairways and strategically placed bunkers guarding fast, undulating greens mean there’s little room for error.
The first Count of Carvalhal created a hunting lodge in the heart of Palheiro Estate over 200 years ago. This has now been converted into a 5-star country house hotel which is a member of Relais & Châteaux. It has just 37 beautifully-decorated rooms as well as a restaurant which is a reference for Madeiran epicure. Guests can enjoy the superb facilities of the new Palheiro Spa and privileged access to Palheiro golf course and gardens.
Palheiro Golf Restaurant , Tea-house
The stylish Palheiro Golf Clubhouse, with its panoramic terrace commanding uninterrupted views of Funchal harbour and the Atlantic Ocean, features a superb restaurant managed by the Casa Velha do Palheiro hotel.
The Tea House, located in the heart of Palheiro gardens, adjoining both Palheiro Golf and the hotel gardens, offers wonderful home-made cakes, pastries and ice-creams for visitors to the gardens as well as light snacks and refreshments for the energy-burning golfers.
The Palheiro Spa offers a range of luxurious treatments within a peaceful garden environment. In this unique oasis setting, experienced therapists can massage away the stresses of everyday life with selected aromatic essences. The Spa has a heated indoor swimming pool, sauna and steam room as well as a state-of-the-art fitness centre.
These gardens were started by the first Count of Carvalhal two centuries ago, and have been continually nurtured and improved by the Blandy family. The gardens are famous for Camellias and the beauty of their setting among ancient trees as well as the rich collection of plants from all over the world. Some 45,000 visitors a year enjoy the delights of Palheiro Gardens.
The sport fishing boat M.Y. Balancal, moored in Funchal marina, is available exclusively for residents and guests of Palheiro Estate. This is an ideal way to see Madeira Island, to watch whales and dolphins or to enjoy big game fishing.
Madeira Island – Portugal
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On the 13th April one of golf’s greatest players visited Palheiro Golf. Arriving on-board the MS Crystal Serenity, Tony Jacklin was accompanying a group of golfers from the Unites States.
Upon arriving at Palheiro he was full of praise about the course, the set up and the wonderful panoramic views which can be enjoyed from various points. Watching him tee off on the 1st hole Tony, at age 68, showed that he has still got it as his ball landed perfectly in the middle of the fairway. I did follow him for a few holes and it was a real pleasure watching him play, hitting shots that made the game look so easy, and bringing back memories of the good old days.
In 1969, he became the first British player to win The Open Championship for 18 years, winning by two strokes at Royal Lytham & St Annes. The following season he won his second major title, the U.S. Open by seven strokes. It was the only U.S. Open victory by a European player in an 84-year span (1926–2009). He also won eight events on the European Tour between its first season in 1972 and 1982, and his 1968 PGA Tour win at the Jacksonville Open Invitational was the first by a European player on the U.S. Tour since the 1920s; However, Jacklin may be best remembered for his involvement in the Ryder Cup. He was a playing member of the “Great Britain and Ireland” team in 1967, 1969, 1971, 1973, 1975 and 1977, and of the first European team in 1979.
He later served as the non-playing captain of Europe in four consecutive Ryder Cups from 1983 to 1989. He had a 2.5–1.5 won-loss record, captaining his men to their first victory for 28 years in 1985, and to their first ever victory in the United States in 1987. In 2002 he was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame. He retired from tournament golf in 2004 at the age of sixty, having won a number of events at senior level.
For further information please contact Jonathan Fletcher.
Monte Palace Tropical Garden in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal is one of most beautiful botanical gardens around the world according to Conde Nast Traveler
Madeira em destaque no porta The Foody Traveller / – “Madeira – The Island with Flower Power”
More information about this at http://www.foodytraveller.com/features/europe/287-madeira-the-island-with-flower-power