June 18, 2003
There are some areas of the gardens devoted to differing varieties of plants. There are palms, such as the cerebrum palm, and the Bird of Paradise, the national flower, and some unknown purple bell shaped flowers, and of course the required lilies and orchids.
The focal point is the home known as the Monte Palace. It is closed to the public but we can wander around the neighboring swan pond with its waterfall. And the final sight is the incredibly spectacular view that one would get from the house itself.
From journal Madeira - small island - large offering