The estate gardens aim to reflect the nickname of Sao Miguel as “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.

We have a target of 10,000 plants, many native species to encourage bees and other wildlife on the grounds.

Our in-house farm and local purchasing 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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