The garden is the ideal place for a journey through three centuries of history and urban architecture in color. The restored 18th century building was painted with a lime-based paint in ocher, a recurring color in Madeira’s fortresses. The pink, common in Madeiran quintas (estates), was maintained in the library area to preserve the color already present in this part of the building. In yellow, the building that corresponds to the 19th century manor house. It was demolished in the 1980s, but rebuilt with the same spatial conditions. On the opposite side, the three buildings from the beginning of the 20th century in the Rua das Pretas.
For the paving of the garden, the few old slabs from inside the bakery were used to create a reminder of the past, and complemented with recent slabs of hard, gray volcanic stone. Hard and soft masonry, pyroclastic rock with a chromatic variation between red, brown and yellow, coexist in the archway and in the door and window frames. The fact that the building was brought to a lower level led to adjustments in the door and window openings. For this it was necessary to insert stones that, appropriately cut, bridge the gap between the newer and the original stones.
A curious and revealing detail of the lowering of the level is the old rainwater drain located near the ground.
The esplanade patio is made of cut pebble paving in a monochromatic linear pattern. The surrounding walls are made of basalt blocks, the predominant rock in Madeira.