Terra Nostra Garden
A must see garden on São Miguel
A must see in the heart of São Miguel Island, inside of Furnas Valley, Terra Nostra Garden dates back to 1775, when American merchant Thomas Hickling fell in love with Furnas and decided to create the perfect relaxation haven which still seduces every visitor today.
Aside from its large Camellia Collection (over 600 species, some of which unique in the World) and other rare species, the park surrounding Terra Nostra Garden Hotel is known worldwide for its Thermal Pool, filled with volcanic water from the hot springs at a steady 40°C (104°F), rich in iron and other minerals highly beneficial for the skin and creating complete and unparalleled relaxation.
At Terra Nostra Garden, you can also find some architectural treasures, romantically inspired, such as the Avenue of the Ginkgo Biloba and lose yourself in pure magic. The Garden is free for guests of Terra Nostra Garden Hotel, where one can also experience the unforgettable Thermal Bath up until 10 PM.
Terra Nostra Garden is a world reference for plant lovers and has already been awarded by Condé Nast Traveller in the category of "Best Green Retreats."
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The much-awaited book dedicated to Terra Nostra Garden is now available in all Bensaude Hotels.A unique work of art dedicated to a mystical garden of unparalleled beauty, considered by many to be one of the most beautiful in the world, being also a tribute to Vasco Bensaude, the main patron of Terra Nostra Garden, whose legacy is now preserved by head gardener Fernando Costa.
The author Luís Mendonça de Carvalho brings together in this work, images of Terra Nostra Garden during to the four seasons of the year, historical photographs, as well as texts about its history and its plants.