The President of the Regional Government of Madeira, Miguel Albuquerque inaugurates tomorrow, at 11:00 AM, the Jardim das Madalenas, in Santo António (above Madeira Tecnopolo). You have had a good view of this on the motorway as you are coming from the East coming off Junction 9 Hospital.
The Garden of Madalenas occupies an area of 13,750 m2, and was built on lands of the Region, which were unused, covered by acacia and sugar cane.
About 200 subtropical trees were planted in the area, which provide shade and colour to the garden. Of the species stand out Constantinople albízias, tipuanas, jacarandás, Gallic crest, bauínias and acácias-rubra.
In order to stabilize the slopes, several shrubs and vines were planted in large spots (bougainvillea, bagpipe and bignon).
Jardim das Madalenas will have a wooded parking lot for 52 vehicles on the other side of the river, and a footbridge for access.
The space includes a multipurpose square, an inter-generational playground, bathrooms and a maintenance circuit with equipment for performing physical exercises.
Taken from FN