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Cactus Garden

Panchkula

14.2/5(4 Ratings)

Cactus Garden Overview

Ranked 2 of 43 sightseeing in Panchkula

Cactus Garden has a collection of Indian succulents, which is considered to be the largest in the world. Designed by Dr J.S. Sarkaria, it is Asia’s largest outdoor landscaped cacti and succulents garden. Chief architect of the garden, Dr J.S. Sarkaria donated a large collection of cacti and succulent plants. The garden was established with the aim to preserve and conserve this endangered species.

This garden is home to a complete collection of Genus Caralluma of Indian origin. In the month of March, every year, Cactus Show is organised at the garden. Having more than 3,500 species, the garden has 25 raised ground features and 3 water bodies with waterways. About 800 species of Cacti and Succulents have been naturalised on raised mounds.

Highlights of the garden include Echinocactus grusonii and group of Bursera (Mexican Origin). In the garden are also housed Cactus Carnegia gigantea (Saguaro Cactus of Arizona), collection of pachypodium, fouquiria spendens from Arizona and adenia venenata that belongs to passifloraceae family and has been brought from Yemen.

In the garden are naturalised 272 species of genus Mammillaria and 160 species. Fore ground of the garden contains low growing cacti such as mamillarias, astrophytum, notocacti and several other species. Other highlights of the garden include aloe speciosa, aloe ferox and other exotic species.

Different styles of bonsai are displayed by the educative collection of the garden. Nine glasshouses in the garden have a collection of varied genera of cactus. Collections of haworthias, aloes and gasterias are other prominent highlights of the garden. In the garden, plants are also available for sale.
 

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Cactus Garden - Various species of cactus

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Cactus Garden

Ishank_99
11th Oct 16

Wonderful place to visit

Wonderful place to visit  Video Review
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Cactus Garden

Ishank_99
11th Oct 16

Excellent place to see variety of cactus

Excellent place to see variety of cactus  Video Review
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Cactus Garden

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11th Oct 16

Cactus Garden - Some more species

Cactus Garden - Some more species  Video Review
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Cactus Garden

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11th Oct 16

Cactus Garden - Entrance

Cactus Garden - Entrance  Video Review
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Cactus Garden

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What travellers are saying about Cactus Garden

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Reviews and Ratings

Jyoti Goyal

Jyoti Goyal3.9/5

20 reviews

Best variety of Cactus

Cactus Garden is located in the heart of city Panchkula. It has amazing collection of Cactus and also the garden is very very well-maintained. A must visit for Cactus lovers.

Ritesh Sharma

Ritesh Sharma5.0/5

1 review

Heaven for cactus lovers a must visit

This place is just made for cactus lovers it's full of cactus and just cactus. It's not a very big garden I have seen much bigger gardens but place is efficiently managed and very clean and nice to enjoy with family calm and cool. A nominal entry fee is charged, I visited in September which was a good to visit here as the temperature here goes too high in summers and too low in winters so better visit in spring. Just full of cactus 8-9 feet tall cactus are there and even 10+ feet ones just awesome place to visit.

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Karan Sablok

Karan Sablok3.9/5

12 reviews

Awesome Park, different exploring

It was the perfect park and perfect place to visit. Its very huge park and awesome cactus. But I would recommend it. 15 ft long cactus and cactus-cactus everywhere. The place really left me amazed. There is a collection of cactus plants from all over the world. You will not believe species of cactus which are available in the world and what colours and shapes. Some very weird plants I saw in this garden including the carnivore plants. Even a whole day wasn't enough to cover the whole. Really a different part to explore.

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A S

A S3.9/5

453 reviews

Even a whole day wasn't enough to cover the whole garden

I have a friend who is very much interested in flora and fona. It is because of her we visited this place. But the place really left me amazed. There is a collection of cactus plants from all over the world. You will not believe species of cactus which are available in the world and what colors and shapes. Some very weird plants I saw in this garden including the carnivore plants. Even a whole day wasn't enough to cover the whole garden. Must visit place for everyone.

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