Back in Madeira for a much needed break from winter back home and to get a good dose of gardening inspiration for the coming spring ahead!
This is our fourth trip to this wonderful Portuguese island in the middle of the Atlantic ocean. Saying that, we haven't been since 2011, a good five years ago and yet it doesn't feel that long ago as our memories are still very vivid and very little has changed through the years.
Our first garden stop in the island is the spectacular Monte Palace Tropical Garden. It is 'one of the thirteen most spectacular gardens in the world' - so they say but it is easy enough to believe. Here is a selection of my favourite photos taken earlier today:
It is a fantasy garden full of exotic plants that we look forward to visiting every time we find ourselves on the island, and has been a huge source of inspiration for our own garden!