Gardens of Ponta Delgada

There are three beautiful garden near to the city centre in Ponta Delgada. In a way they are very similar but in a way are very different.

Jardim António Borges park

It was originally founded as a private garden in the 19th century by the pineapple cultivator of the same name. Today it’s a very pleasantly laid-out public green space with many beautiful specimens from all over the world.

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Jardim do palácio de sant’ana

This is the garden of the local government palace. The Sant’Ana Palace, a 19th century construction surrounded by beautiful gardens is presently home to the President of the Regional Government of the Azores.

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Jardim josé do canto

The garden is situated next to the gardens of the Sant’Ana Palace. This park is an example of a garden in Victorian style with a mass of botanical plants. My favourite among the many plants was a ficus marcophylla with its peculiar roots coming out from everywhere, making this tree look like a giant octopus. In the firs and second picture the dimensions of the tree are barely perceptible but in the third picture you can see how big the roots arround me are.

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