The gardens aim to reflect the nickname of Sao Miguel, “the green island.” What was once overgrown and unloved, is now being returned to former glory. 100 years later, citrus trees are being re-planted on the grounds, reflecting the history of the estate.

10,000 plants, many native species to encourage bee and other wildlife are being introduced and planted on the grounds. Our in-house farm aims to supply much of the food served in our breakfasts. Reflecting our ideology of being a low carbon luxury hotel. Our chickens are all free range, serving the best eggs you will find on the island.

The landscape changes over time, as each season passes more of the restoration is completed. Join us for a walk through the gardens, as we forage edible plants and flowers. Take in the view over the green hills to the ocean beyond.

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