Quinta das Cruzes has a spacious gardened space of Romantic inspiration, surrounded by large century-old trees which flank the cobbled paths. The total area of the Quinta, around 1 hectare, includes a gardened, constructed area, caves, stone fountains, a vantage point overlooking the bay of Funchal and other small spaces. It is this space too which accommodates the mural painting (fresco) which can be found on the frontispiece of one of the fountains, discovered by accident in 1998 and dating back to the late 18th century.
The Garden, which constitutes an integral, vital part of this museological unit, also has the creation of botanic species endemic and indigenous to the Island of Madeira and an «Orchidarium».
This garden includes the network of Botanical Gardens of the Region, under the shared responsibility of the management of the Museum and of the Botanical Garden of Madeira, with the management of botanical/natural species - to be found in the park which is the competence of the respective entity – under the responsibility of the Secretaria Regional do Ambiente e Recursos Naturais/Direcção Regional das Florestas (Regional Secretariat for the Environment and Natural Resources/Regional Directorate of Forests).

Panoramic view of the gardens 360º