The camellias of Quinteiro da Cruz light up a garden with the soul of a museum. A collection of unique and unusual pieces blossom within the box hedges which separate the flowerbeds from the pathways. There are arbours, hidden nooks and crannies and stone steps, leading at last to a landscape full of vineyards.
Elusive, and by their nature unique, the camellias in Quinteiro da Cruz spread all through the garden towards the beginning of February, splashing colour everywhere and their vivid sparks glimmer through the dark box hedges. When they die, their glory is truly a monument.