Jardín de Cactus – The Cactus Garden, Lanzarote
To reach César Manrique’s Jardín de Cactus take LZ – 1 towards Órzola and turn right shortly before Guatiza. Jardín de Cactus is well sign posted. Before visiting The Cactus Garden, you may well think that cacti are just spiky, boring and unattractive plants. However The Cactus Gardenis a plethera of diversity and beauty. More than 1400 different species of cacti from all over the world, are showcased at Jardín de Cactus.
Paved pathways lead you through the cactus labyrinth, where all plants are named and the country of origin stated. In a variety of colors, the desert flowers gleam like jewels in a competition. The cacti present themselves in the most bizarre shapes and forms, sometimes as flowers, that you’re tempted to smell, and sometimes as a chair, you feel like sitting on. Stroll through the beautifully laid out complex, past small lily ponds and streams that meander through the otherwise barren landscape.
In the summer month (July, August and September) it is recommended to visit Jardín de Cactus in the afternoon if you are going there as individual visitors. In the morning many touristic groups are visiting the Cactus Garden in Guatiza.