At Quinta de Curvos it is possible to contemplate one of the most beautiful romantic gardens that exist in Portugal, combining an enormous diversity of vegetal species, including more than 400 species of camellias.
Camellia sasanqua, is a species of Camellia native to China and Japan. It is usually found growing up to an altitude of 900 metres. It is an evergreen shrub growing to 5 m tall. The leaves are broad elliptic, 3-7 cm long and 1.2-3 cm broad, with a finely serrated margin. The flowers are 5-7 cm diameter, with 5-8 white to dark pink petals.
Japanese camellias shine in winter, with their glossy, deep green leaves and brilliant symmetry. Red, pink, and white lowers appear in spring, and they range from solids to stripes and from single cups of petals to tight double blooms.
A large, winter-blooming, evergreen shrub (or small tree) from south-central China, Camellia reticulata has long been admired and cultivated for its profusion of large, single, rose-pink flowers. This relatively hardy camellia is native to upland forests in western Guizhou, southwestern Sichuan, and Yunnan.