The Cactus Garden In Lanzarote

This time last week I was in Lanzarote, enjoying wall to wall sunshine, culture, great company and incredible food!

Our first stop was Jardin de Cactus. Developed in collaboration with César Manrique the Cactus Garden hosts over 10,000 plants.

Now if you are similar me and like to black death to all plant life, cacti are your friends. I have two and have managed to keep them alive for 2 years!

Visiting a landscape full of over 1000 species of cacti is a real treat. The detail in every single plant and the sheer beauty of the Lanzarote Gardens, set out in the stunning volcanic terrain, makes it the sort of place you just want to stop and take it all in for a while.

The perfect vantage point is at the top of the Cactus gardens in the picture perfect windmill. Which offers with the most breathtaking views over the surrounding region.

I often look at natural wonders and just marvel at how clever nature is. Cacti are built to live with virtually no water, have built-in protection and host the cochineal beetles. Who are a natural source of red colouring, which is still used in certain items of food and drink.

You cannot visit Lanzarote without paying a visit to the Cactus gardens. It’s just a shame I didn’t get to bring one home for my desk and random flat lays.

How much is admission to the Cactus Garden?: €5 adults, €2.50 children

The Cactus Garden is Open: Daily 10.00 – 17.45

Where is the Garden de Cactus:  Carretera General del Norte, s/n, 35530 Guatiza, Las Palmas, Spain, see below for the map.

Brit Mums in Lanzarote

Cacti from the Cactus Garden Lanzarote

Cactus Garden Lanzarote at Dusk

In side the Cactus Garden Lanzarote

Jardin de Cactus Lanzarote

The Cactus Garden Lanzarote

 

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17 Comments

  1. 19th November 2017 / 10:40 am

    What a gorgeous place to visit. I love how you’ve captured the sunlight and all the different colours it has created. Looks like a lovely place #mysundayphoto

  2. 19th November 2017 / 10:43 am

    Looks like a fun place and love all the colors and textures

  3. 19th November 2017 / 11:21 am

    What a lovely looking place to visit, hope you had an amazing time

    Thank you for linking up

  4. 19th November 2017 / 5:52 pm

    You got some amazing shots of those cacti – it really is the most stunning place to visit!

  5. 27th November 2017 / 4:04 pm

    Love the pic of the “Mother-in-Law’s” seat!

  6. 4th December 2017 / 9:52 am

    This looks lovely, what an amazing landscape!
    #MondayEscapes

  7. 4th December 2017 / 9:56 am

    I dont think I’ve ever been to a cactus park before (or every ever touched one that size!). I loved following your trip on Instastories!

  8. 4th December 2017 / 12:44 pm

    Cacti definitely have a beauty of their own, especially when they are all beautifully displayed in a garden. xx, nano

    • SarahJChristie 9th December 2017 / 9:41 am

      Yes they do, to say they are so prickly they are so pretty x

  9. 5th December 2017 / 11:46 am

    Such stunning photos. The garden is such a beautiful setting, especially just before the sunsets. Thank goodness we didn’t really fall into the big one!

    • SarahJChristie 9th December 2017 / 9:49 am

      Ha ha I know could have been quite painful and embarrassing, I love our trip it was wonderful x

  10. 6th December 2017 / 4:38 pm

    This place is stunning. Those blu skies and the incredible variety of plants in a winning combination!

    • SarahJChristie 8th December 2017 / 8:47 pm

      Thanks Claire yes the blue skies were just amazing as was the heat of the sunshine x

  11. 10th December 2017 / 1:43 pm

    What a fun place I love all the smiling faces in this post too!

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