The Amantikir Gardens are ornamental gardens only set up in 2007 by a local landscape gardener Walter Vasconcellos. He travelled extensivey in Europe, the US and Canada visiting ornamental gardens and was inspired to create something similar in Campos do Jordão. There are now some 28 gardens here, drawing inspiration from 14 countries and more gardens are being built.
The Gardens and a Pousada in town are active supports of local charities and social initiatives.
Apparently the name Amantikir is the local indigenous name for Mantiqueira, the surrounding mountains.
The gardens were really well done and were definitely worth the visit.