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Jardin de Cactus
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US$78.38*
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Owner description: Jardín de Cactus was the last intervention work César Manrique performed in Lanzarote. The artist from Lanzarote could see beyond how run down the ancient rofera was. Roferas were the quarries that raids are taken from to create a very particular home for cactaceae flowers from all over he world. Surrounded by the largest cactus plantation of the island, dedicated to crops of cochineal insect, a product of great financial relevance in Lanzarote in the 19th Century. Jardín de Cactus has around 4,500 specimens of 450 different species, of 13 different families of cactus from the five continents. The green shade of the plants stands out against the blue sky and the dark volcano creating a harmonious explosion of colour that impresses visitors. The only sounds that break the peace and quiet that prevails, are singing birds and boozing insects, enjoying their very own oasis.
Reviewed 1 November 2012

Since we first visited 6 years ago we have kept a close watch on one of their plants - fancy having a cactus named after you Feros Townsendiannus....I really thought someone was joking but I looked it up on the web and it really does exist, coming from Mexico, so I suppose we'll have to go there to see the original some day.

Thank TonyT49er
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Reviewed 22 October 2012

We had toured around the island having a car for four days, this was a really great designed garden and we thought 5 euros worth the cost especially as in the north the view off miramar is 4.5 euros.
Very impressed with Lanzarote.

Thank John E
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Reviewed 7 October 2012

Over 800 cacti from all over the world - immense range of sizes and even colors. Worth a long, slow visit on a cool day!

Thank ewparker
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Reviewed 4 October 2012

We were expecting a lot more for our 5E entrance price. We were expecting to hear something of the economics of cactus growing as a crop in Lanzarote not just a garden to wander around. Cacti are a novelty to us and would really have appreciated some information on their background. Having said that, the gardens are rather beautiful.

Thank PeterLippett
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Reviewed 2 October 2012 via mobile

But very nice.
I do not understand anything about flowers, plants and relatives but I must say this is a really good place where to spend some time.
A lot of species of cactus and aloe vera, a good museum open air to visit.
5 Euros the entrance, but OK, it is something you don't find anywhere.

Thank Vincenzo S
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