A trip to Faial’s Botanical Garden

In between groups I took a walk up the hill to the Faial Botanical garden. It was a loveley place to spend an afternoon, and I got to see many of the species endmic to Faial before the settlers came and started importing all the plants. The coolest part by far was the wisteria-covered trellis leading to the dreamy water fountain. I could have stayed there forever! Another cool feature was the replica-caldera, like the one on Faial, displaying the typical plants that grow in such an ecosystem. The one in the botanical garden had steps leading into it so you could get up-close and personal with the plants.

 

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