Open on days:
10:00 — 18:00
* Self-guided visit subject to capacity limit
The large collection of ferns, begonias, banana trees, strelitzias, and palm trees is an invitation to an immersive experience of tropical jungle exuberance.
When Avenida da Liberdade was inaugurated in 1885, it was necessary for its trees to go through an acclimatisation process. A nearby basalt quarry, no longer in use due to excess water, was the perfect environment for a small nursery.
At the beginning of the new century, all eyes turned to World War I. By then the plants were established and a new green space had been born. In 1926, the architect and painter Raul Carapinha designed a large greenhouse that was finished in 1933. In 1978, two new sections opened, Estufa Quente and Estufa Doce, expanding the botanical collection that includes plants from all over the world.