The botanical garden at Quinta Splendida stretches over 30.000m² and the present layout was created in 1990 following the owner’s design, Mr. Giancarlo Bertoli. Quinta Splendida Botanical Garden has over 1.000 plant species with 650 plants being labeled and employs a team of six gardeners. The interpretation of the garden design ensures that continuous flowering is seen throughout the seasons. A large variety of species as well as endemic plants are naturally grown together in a promiscuous order. To a certain extend plants were imported from the Canary Islands and the owner worked in close collaboration with the Botanical Gardens in Funchal, leading to an exchange of plant species.
The title Botanical Garden was granted by the Government to Quinta Splendida in recognition of this work and the garden design. The Quinta Splendida Botanical Garden is a perfect setting for the guest accommodation being fully integrated within the estate in low-rise annexes.