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This list is the result of cooperative work by members of the cacti_etc mailing list. It is still in phase of ongoing development. The aim of the page is to compile a worldwide list of collections of cacti and succulents which are accesible to the public. It does not include areas of natural cactus and succulent habitat which have been designated as nature reserves. A few of the organisations included do have such natural habitat as well as a collection.

We would be very pleased to receive additional information to add to this pages. Corrections to existing entries, collections which should be added to the list and maybe even some which you consider do not merit inclusion. We need the name and address of the collection and if possible information on contacting them, opening hours, charges (if any) and some idea of the nature of the collection. A URL if available would also be valuable. Please mail this information to Tony Mace.

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Chirau Mita Botanic Gardens


Botanical Garden Linz

The Botanical Garden of the University of Vienna

A - 1030 Vienna, Mechelgasse
Has during the summertime a nice succulent group in the open - cacti, euphorbias, aeoniums, mesembs and some other succulents open to the public

The Reserve Gardens of Schoenbrunn Castle (Vienna)

Has a great collection of succulents (and orchids) which is not open to the public but with special arrangements succulentophiles can gain access.

They have there the oldest recorded caudiciform succulent from Africa which was imported during the reign of Empress Maria Theresia (ca 1760) which is still in good health.

Address: Roseggerstr. 10, A-4020 Linz
Telephone: +43 (0) 732/7070-1880
Opening Hours: 8.00am - 5.00pm (Greenhouses)
Mail Manfred Schmucker for further information


Adelaide Botanical Gardens

Address: North Terrace, Adelaide, Australia

Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney

Telephone: (02) 9231 8111
Open Monday to Friday 8.30am - 5.00pm
Collection covers 1/4 acre

Collectors Corner

Address: Collectors Corner Garden World
810 Springvale Road, Keysborough, Victoria 3173
Telephone: 61 39 7985845
Fax: 61 39 7063339
Operated by Tom Kapitany and his two bothers
The largest collection of Cacti and succulents in Australia .
Most of this collection is open to the public seven days a week free of charge.
It is housed in our retail nursrey called Collecters corner.
The display is extensively landscaped under cover with numerous mature Echinocactus, Pachypodiums, Aloe polyphyllas, Carnigias, Asclepiads Cyads etc. Also has a giant landscaped 20 ft high bromeliad garden a extensive bonsai collection, and numerous orchids permenently displayed.
An extensive sales area and also sells fossils, crystals and meteorites.

Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens (and Plantarium)

Address: Brisbane, QL, Australia.
Telephone: 377-8898
Opening Hours: 7.00 am to 5.00 pm
Comments: Large collection of Australian native plants, tropical plants, an arid-zone and a superb tropical plant display dome (open 9.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.) in which tropical plants grow all year round.


Andromeda Gardens

Address: Hillcrest, St Joseph s Parish
Opening Hours: Open daily 9-5 except public holidays
Admission charge: 10 Barbados dollars (adults); children half-price.
Comments: Andromeda Gardens is perhaps the most celebrated and spectacular garden in the West Indies. Established in 1954 by the late Mrs Iris Bannochie, it passed to the Barbados National Trust on Mrs Bannochie s death and continues to be well-maintained. Not a succulent collection as such, but a good many cacti & succulents native to the Caribbean and some from further afield can be seen amidst an astonishing exuberance of tropical flora).

Additionally, Barbados has a fairly active Cactus & Succulent society; any cacti and succulent enthusiast planning a visit to Little England should write to:
Mrs Jacqueline Hutchinson, 23 South Ridge, Christ Church, Barbados, W.I.


Botanical Garden of the University of Ghent

Cactus Greenhouse - Open (free) Sunday mornings 11.00 - 12.00


Bermuda Botanical Gardens

Address: Hamilton, Bermuda
Opening Hours: 7.30 - 4.00 (Mon-Fri);10.00 - 3.00 (Sat.& Sun.)
Charges: FREE!!
Contact: Laura Cox
Brief description: There are five main slat houses in the entire gardens, of which two are dedicated to the outragiously fleshy types of plants. The cacti are in the lower house and succulents up above. There are aprox. 1000 cacti, and not quite as many succulents. In addition to the "soldiers in pots", we have an ongoing experiment in the outside cactus and succulent garden.


Quiet Nest Palace Gardens Balchik


Calgary Zoo, Botanical Garden & Prehistoric Park

Address: PO Box 3036, Station B Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2M 4R8
Opening Hours: 9.00am - 4.30pm winter, 9.00am - 8.30pm summer
Charges: yes

Montreal Botanic Gardens

Address: 4101 Sherbrooke Street, East Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H1X - 2B2
Telephone: 514 252 1171
Opening Hours: Daily 9.00am - sunset

Allan Gardens, Toronto

Named after a local politician George Allan in 1858. King Edward VII opened the open park in 1860. In 1864, the city of Toronto purchased all of the lands around the open gardens and released them to the Horticultural society on the condition that entire grounds be free to the public (to this day, the entire park is free and open!).

After several fires and other disasters, the existing gardens were built in 1909. There are now three greenhouses, with the first, the palm house, being built in 1909. They now encompass over 16,000 square feet.

Grreenhouse No.1 (shared by cacti and tropicals) is titled the arid house, and is home to a large display of unusual cacti and succulents. These include huge collections of agave, opuntia, haworthia and aloe.

Allan Gardens is located on the south side of Carlton Street between Jarvis and Sherbourne in metropolitan Toronto. It is open 9-4 Monday to Friday and 10-5 Saturday and Sunday.

You can call the city of Toronto department of parks and recreation information line at 416-392-1111


Nacional Jardin Botanico of Cuba

Carretera del Rocio km 3.5 CALABAZAR. Calabazar is a suburb of La Habana city, at about 10 kms from the Downtown area.
A section is devoted to cacti and succulents as well as a greenhouse with endemic cacti of Cuba: Leptocereus, Melocacti, Dendrocereus and several hundred of other succulents from Africa and Madagascar.
Entrance: $ 3.00
Guides: English and French speaking


Copenhagen Botanical Gardens

Address: Botanisk Have, Gothersgade 128, Denmark
Telephone: +45 35 32 22 40
Opening Hours: Cacti and Succulent greenhouse: 1pm to 3pm Saturday and Sunday only
Charges: Free


For extensive information on French Gardens see Le Cactus Francophone

Jardin Exotique de Roscoff (Brittany)

Address: 29680 Roscoff
Opening Hours: December to February: closed. April, May, June, September & October: 10.00 am to 12.30 pm and 2.00 to 6.00 pm. July & August: 10.00 am to 7.00 pm. November and March: 2.00 to 5.00 pm
Charges: Adults 4,5 Euros; Children 12 to 18 years 2,5 Euros; Children under 12 Free; Seniors, Students, Groups 3,5 Euros.


Area: 55,000 meter square
Ornithological and botanical garden in the south of France that displays an Agave (100 taxa), Yucca (35 taxa), Cacti (Echinopsis and Ferocactus) collections on a 6000m2 of rock garden

Les Cèdres

Address: Rue D. Semeria, 06230 Saint Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France
Telephone: 04 93 76 00 76
Fax: 04 93 76 16 61
Apply by fax to Mme Marnier to visit the private garden
Charges: 60 FFr

Parc de la tête d'or

Address: Boulevard des Belges, 69006 Lyon, France
Greenhouse Opening Hours: 9.00am to 5.00pm
Charges: Free

Jardin Exotique de Monaco

Address: 62, boulevard du Jardin Exotique, BP 105, MC 98002, Monaco Cedex, Monaco
Telephone: 377 93 15 29 80
Fax: 377 93 15 29 81
Opening Hours: May 15th to September 16th 9.00 am to 7.00 pm. Other days 9.00 am to 6.00 pm or dusk. Closed November 19th and December 25th. The Centre Botanique is open from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm from Monday to Thursday and from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm on Friday but entry is limited
Charges: 6,70 Euros. The entrance ticket includes the Exotic Garden, the Observatory Grotto and the Museum of Prehistoric History.

Phoenix - Parc floral de Nice

Address: 405 Promenade des Anglais, 06200 Nice
Telephone: 01 92 29 77 00
Fax: 04 92 29 77 01
Opening Hours: 9.00 am - 8.00 pm
Charges: 3 to 6 Euros. Guided visits possible

Jardin botanique de la Ville de Nice

Address: 78 de la Corniche fleurie, 06200 Nice
Telephone: 04 92 29 41 80
Fax: 04 92 29 41 82
Opening Hours: 9.00 am to 5.00 pm in winter (October to March) and 9.00 am to 7.00 pm in summer (April to September)
Charges: Free. Guided visits possible

Jardins de la villa Ephrussi de Rothschild

Address: Villa et jardin Ephrussi de Rothschild, 06230 Saint Jean Cap Ferrat
Telephone: 04 93 01 45 90
Fax: 04 93 01 31 10
Opening Hours: 10.00 am to 6.00 pm from 15th February to 1st November, as well as weekends and school holidays from 2.00 to 6.00 pm from 2nd November to 14th February
Charges: 8,30 Euros, with reduced prices for students and families. Guided visits possible if requested

Jardin botanique Edouard-Marie Heckel

Address: Avenue Clot-Bey, 13000 Marseille
Contact: Roger Richet
Telephone: 04 91 55 25 06
Fax: 04 91 55 20 03
Opening Hours: From 1st October to 30th April: 1.00 pm to 4.45 pm weekdays and 2.00 pm to 4.45 pm Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays. From 1st May to 30th September: 1.00 to 4.45 pm weekdays and 3.00 to 6.45 pm Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays. Closed for school holidays at the end of the year and 1st May
Charges: 1,52 Euros, half price for over-65's

Parc du Mugel

Address: Parc du Mugel, 13600 La Ciotat
Contact: Gilbert Bruyant
Telephone: 06 25 79 55 92
Opening Hours: From 1st April to 30th September: 8.00 am to 8.00 pm. From 1st October to 31st March: 9.00 am to 7.00 pm.
Charges: Free

Conservatoire botanique de Brest

Address: Vallon de Stang-Alar, 52 Allée du Bot, 29200 Brest
Telephone: 02 98 41 88 95
Fax: 02 98 41 57 21
Opening Hours: The park is open daily from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm; the greenhouses are normally accessible from 1st July to 15th September, Sunday to Thursday from 2.00 to 5.30 pm
Charges: Free entry to the park, 3,50 Euros for the tropical greenhouses

Serre municipale de la ville de Mérignac

Address: Centre technique de l'environnement, 165 Avenue des Marronniers, 33700 Mérignac
Telephone: 05 56 55 68 51 or 05 56 51 43 64
Opening Hours: 8.00 am to 12.00 and 2.00 to 5.00 pm weekdays
Charges: Free

Cactus Park

Address: "Cactus Park", 34550 Bessan
Telephone: 04 67 77 16 16
Opening Hours: Daily from 10.00 am to 8.00 pm from 1st April to 31st October, and from 12.00 noon to 6.00 pm Wednesdays, weekends and school holidays during other months
Charges: 5 Euros, 3,50 Euros for children 4 - 12 years old and groups. Guided visits as requested

Tropical Parc

Address: Tropical Parc Laugarel, 56220 Saint-Jacut Les Pins
Telephone: 02 99 71 91 98
Fax: 02 99 71 87 80
Opening Hours: Open from 1st April to 4th November, from 9.00 am to 7.00 pm daily
Charges: 8,5 Euros, 5 Euros for children. Group tarifs

Jardin botanique de la ville de Tourcoing

Address: 32 rue du Moulin Fagot, 59200 Tourcoing
Telephone: 03 20 25 32 23
Opening Hours: 9.00 am to 12.00 and 2.00 to 4.00 pm
Charges: Free

Jardin botanique du Tourmalet

Address: Hameau de Saux, 65100 Lourdes
Telephone: 05 62 92 18 06 and 05 62 42 09 85
Opening Hours: Daily from 15th May to 15th September from 10.00 am to 7.00 pm
Charges: 3,85 Euros, children and groups 3,05 Euros. Guided visits available

Jardin exotique de Ponteilla

Address: Route de Nyls, 66300 Ponteilla
Telephone: 04 68 53 22 44
Opening Hours: Open 7 days a week from 15th April to 15th October from 2.00 to 7.00 pm. Other dates and times possible for groups
Charges: 4,5 Euros, with reductions for children

Jardin botanique de l'Université de Strasbourg

Address: 28 de la rue Goethe, on the south-east of the town of Strasbourg
Telephone: 03 90 24 15 65
Opening hours: The greenhouses accessible to the public are open from 8.00 am to 12.00 and 2.00 to 4.00 pm weekdays and closed on Saturdays and Sundays. The botanic garden is open in January, February, November & December from 8.00 am to 12.00 and 2.00 to 4.00 pm, and from 2.00 to 4.00 at weekends; during March, April, September & October open 8.00 am to 6.00 pm, and 10.00 am to 6.00 pm at the weekends; during May, June, July & August open 8.00 am to 7.30 pm, and 10.00 am to 6.00 pm at weekends. Closed on 1/11, 11/11, 25/12, 26/12, 01/01

Jardin botanique de Lyon

Address: Boulevard des Belges, 69006 Lyon (in the Parc de la Tete d'Or)
Telephone: 04 72 82 35 00
Fax: 04 72 82 35 09
Opening Hours: Access to the greenhouses from 9.00 to 11.30 am and 1.30 to 4.45 pm from October to April; from 9.00 am to 4.45 pm from April to October. Access to the Alpine garden from 8.00 to 11.30 am from March to November
Charges: Free. Guided visits available, general or specialised

Jardin des Serres d'Auteuil

Address: Access via 1 Avenue Gordon Bennett, Paris 75016, to the south of the Bois de Boulogne
Telephone: Contact for the Serres d'Auteuil, M. Roland Dubois, direct no. 01 40 71 75 03
Opening Hours: In summer from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm and in winter from 10.00 to 5.00 pm
Charges: 0,75 Euros, 0,35 Euros for children

Jardin botanique de la Ville de Rouen

Address: 114 ter avenue des Martyrs de la Résistance, 76100 Rouen
Telephone: 02 32 18 21 30
Fax: 02 35 72 34 55
Opening Hours: Garden and greenhouses open daily from 8.30 am to 7.15 pm (winter) or 7.45 pm (summer)
Charges: Free

Domaine du Rayol

Address: Avenue des Belges, 83820 Le Rayol - Canadel
Telephone: 04 98 04 44 00
Fax: 04 98 04 44 01
Opening Hours: In summer, 1st April to 30th September from 9.00 am to 7.00 pm with entry suspended from 12.30 to 1.30 pm. In winter open from 2.00 to 5.30 pm. Closed on Mondays
Charges: 6,5 Euros. Various tarifs for children, groups, guided tours, etc.

Parc Olbius Riquier

Address: Avenue Ambroise Thomas, 83400 Hyères-les-Palmiers
Telephone: 04 94 00 78 65
Opening Hours: Opens at 7.30 am. Closes at 5.00 pm in December, 5.30 pm in January & November, 6.00 pm in February, 7.00 pm in March & October, 7.30 pm in April and 8.00 pm from May to September
Charge: Free

Serres des Collections tropicales de Sens

Address: Parc du Moulin à Tan, 28 Chemin de Babie, 89100 Sens
Telephone: 03 86 95 38 72 or 03 86 95 82 22
Fax: 03 86 95 39 41
Opening Hours: Access to the greenhouses from 2.30 to 5.00 pm, within the Parc public du Moulin à Tan, open daily from 8.00 am to 8.30 pm in summer and from 8.00 am to 5.30 pm in winter
Charges: Free


Arzneipflanzengarten des Instituts für Pharmazetische Biologie der TU Braunschweig

Address: Humboldstr. 1, D-38106 Braunschweig, Germany
Telephone: 0531 391 58 88
Greenhouse Opening Hours: 1.00pm - 5.00pm, Wednesdays - 4.00pm
Charges: Free

Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum, Berlin-Dahlem

Address: Konigin-Luise-Str. 6, 14195 Berlin
Telephone: +49-30-83006-0

Botanischer Garten der Martin-Luther-Universität

Address: Am Kirchtor 3, D-06108 Halle, Germany
Telephone: 0345 83 24 47
Opening Hours: Monday - Friday 2.00pm - 6.00pm, Weekends 10.00am - 6.00pm, closed Wednesdays
Charges: DM 1.00, Children DM 0.50

Botanischer Garten der TU Dresden

Address: Stübelallee 2, D-01307, Dresden, Gemany
Telephone: 00351 459 31 85
Greenhouse Opening Hours: 10.00am - 6.00pm

Botanischer Garten der Universität Leipzig

Address: Linnéstr.1, D-04103 Leipzig, Germany
Telephone: 0341 6 85 82 85
Greenhouse Opening Hours: April - Sept 9.00am - 6.00pm, wednesdays 1.00pm - 6.00pm Oct - Mar 9.00am - 4.00pm, wednesdays 1.00pm - 4.00pm
Charges: Free

Botanischer Garten

Address: Külshammerweg 32, D-45133, Essen, Germany
Telephone: 0201 88 85 07
Greenhouse Opening Hours: 9.00am - 7.30pm, wednesdays 9.00am - 5.30pm
Charges: yes

Heidelburg Botanic Gardens

Address: Im Neuenheimer Feld 340, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
Telephone: 06221-545783
fax: 06221-546178
Opening Hours: Sunday - Thursday 9 am -12 am, 1 pm - 4 pm. Closed on Fridays and Saturdays

Institut für Allg. Botanik und Botanischer Garten

Address: Hesten 10, D-22609 Hamburg
Telephone: 040-82 28 24 70
Greenhouse Opening Hours: Summer 9.00am - 4.45pm, Winter 9.00am - 3.45pm
Charges: Free

Botanisher Garten München-Nyphenburg

Adress (contact ): Menzinger Straße 61 - 65, D-80638 Munich

Visitor adress : Menzinger Straße 65, D-80638 Munich

Telephone: = (+49) 89 178 61 - 310 (administration), (+49) 89 178 61 - 350 (entrance)

Opening hours : Nov., Dec., Jan.: 9:00 - 16:30 ( 4:30 pm)
Feb., March, Oct.: 9:00 - 17:00 (5:00pm)
April and September: 9:00 - 18:00 (6:00pm)
May to August: 9:00 - 19:00 (7:00pm)
Greenhouses to be closed half an hour earlier; greenhouses also closed from 11:45 to 13:00 (1:00pm)
Charges : adults: 4 DM (Deutsch Marks)
Children younger than 15 yrs: 2 DM
Groups of 20 persons and more: 2 DM per person
Children younger than 12 yrs free
For handicaped people: access to all main parts of the garden ensured

Comment: Very enjoyable, big collection of plants from all over the world.
Special collections of cacti & succulents from the new world (with some very large plants), succulents from the old world (also some of the larger plants), bromeliads, alpines, carnivores, orchids, bamboo, palms, ferns.

Palmengarten der Stadt Frankfurt

Address: Siesmayerstr. 61, D-60323 Frankfurt, Germany
Open: 9.00am - 6.00pm daily, April - September, 9.00am - 4.00pm other months. (Greenhouses March - Oct 9.00am - 5.00pm, Nov - Feb 9.00am - 6.00pm
Charges: 7,- DM

Botanischer Garten der Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Large and impressive collection of cacti and other succulents. Really worth visiting!

Address: Universitätsstraße 150, D-44780 Bochum
Tel: 0234 - 32 - 23098
Fax: 0234 - 32 - 14423
E-mail: (Office)
Responsible for succulent plants: Ulrich Katz,

Opening times
Outdoors (daily):
Apr - Sep 9.00am - 6.00pm
Oct - Mar 9.00am - 4.00pm

Desert house:
Apr - Sep mondays - wednsdays 0.30pm - 2.00pm, fridays 0.00pm - 1.00pm, saturdays, sundays and holidays 10.00am - 12.00am and 2.00pm - 5.00pm
Okt - Mar mondays - wednsdays 0.30pm - 2.00pm, fridays 0.00pm - 1.00pm, saturdays, sundays and holidays 10.00am - 12.00am and 2.00pm - 3.45pm

Tropical House, Savanna House, Greenhouses and Information Centre (daily):
Apr - September 9.00am - 12.00am and 1.00pm - 5.00pm
October - March 9.00am - 12.00am and 1.00pm - 4.00pm

Chinese Garden (daily):
April - September 9.00am - 6.00pm
October - March 9.00am - 4.00pm

Charges: Free

Botanischer Garten der Universität Tübingen

Open: daily

Sehr grosser Freibereich mit einheimischen und exotischen Pflanzen, auch mit Kakteen und Sukkulenten
Grosses Gewächshaus mit tropischen (Feuchtluft) Pflanzen, auch epiphytischen Kakteen.
Grosses Gewächshaus mit Kakteen und Sukkulenten, darunter auch viele ältere Exemplare.
Charges: Free


Gibralter Botanical Garden

Address: 'The Acmeda', Red Sands Road, PO Box 843, Gibralter
Contact: Mr Brian M Lamb


Hortus Botanicus

Address: Vrije Universiteit, Van der Boechorststraat 8, 1081 BT Amsterdam, Holland
Telephone: 020 444 93 90
Opening Hours: Monday - Friday 9.00am - 4.00pm
Charges: Free
Comments: Recently acquired collection of Cacti and Succulents. Has plants and possibly seeds for sale. Has also a lot of other plants in the collection, such as ferns, orchids, alpines.

Hortus Botanicus Plantage

Address: Plantage, Middenlaan 2a, Amsterdam, Holland
Telephone: 020-625841 and 020-6059021
Open Hours: monday/friday 09.00am - 4.00pm saturday, sonday 11.00am - 4.00pm
Charges: 5 Guilders
Comments: The oldest in Amsterdam, has a new succulents glashouse

Hortus Haren

Address: Kerklaan 34, Haren, (somewhat south of Groningen), Holland
Telephone: 050-3632010 and 050-5370053
Charges: 12.50 Guilders
Opening Hours: All days 9.00am till 5.00pm
Comments: has a small succulent collection but nice

Hortus Botanicus - VU

(The Botanical Garden of the Free University of Amsterdam)
Entrance: No Van der Boechorastraat, Amsterdam (free)

Botanical Garden of the University of Utrecht


Ootacamund Botanical Gardens

Nilgiri Mountains, South India

National Cactus and Succulent Botanical Garden and Research Centre

Address: Sector 5, Panchkula, Haryana, India.
Opening Hours: Each day until 18.00 hours

Comments: Nominal entry fee and plants for sale
The garden is situated in the heart of the city Panchkula, Satellite town of Chandigarh City was inaugurated by the Hon'ble Chief Minister Haryana on 18/05/92 . Dr. J.S. Sarkaria the eminent cactus Grower was the chief architect of this garden. He provided honorary technical advice and donated his large collection of Cacti and Succulent plants. The objective behind developing the garden was preservation and conservation of endangered species of cacti and succulents and to create Tourist attraction. Covering an area of 7 Acres it is considered as Asia's largest outdoor landscaped cacti and Succulents Garden with over 2500 species of Cacti & succulents! The garden has comprehensive collection of Indian succulents, the largest in the world, some of them extremely rare and have already been declared as endangered species, which includes complete collection of Genus Caralluma of Indian origin. The garden has three green houses. The cacti and succulents also have medical values. Indian succulents are being used in Ayurveda and Unani medicines for centuries. It draws not only tourists but botanists.


National Botanic Gardens

Address: Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin. 9, Ireland
Greenhouse Opening Hours: 10 am. to 12.45 and from 2 pm. to 4.15 pm from Monday to Saturday. Sunday open later, at 11.00am
Charges: Entrance is free. The gardens do not close at lunchtime.


Rocks and Cactus Garden

Ganei Yehushua, Tel-Aviv
Admission approx 2US$


Botanical Garden La Cutura

Garden Cactus

Address: Contrada Pioppitello, 92026 Favara (AG), Italy
Phone: 0039 0922 606872
Message: La mia collezione dispone di esemplari straordinari, tantissimi cactus di enormi dimensioni coltivate all'aperto tra cui una meravigliosa carneggia gigantea crestata alta ben 5 metri. La collezione si estende su un terreno di 2000 mq. LA COLLEZIONE SI PUO’ VISITARE PER APPUNTAMENTO TELEFONICO. L'INGRESSO E GRATUITO VI ASPETTIAMO.

Giardino Esotico Pallanca

Address: Via Madonna della Routa 1, 18012 Bordighera (Imperia), Italy
Telephone: +39-184-266345
Opening Hours: 9.00am - 12.00am 14.00pm-18.00pm close monday morning

Sotto Vico Garden


ISCHIA island: a tropical-mediterranean botanical garden in the gulf of Naples

The Ravino Gardens are the result of 50 years of great passion and loving work of Captain Giuseppe d'Ambra: one of the richest collection in Europe of cacti and succulents cultivated outdoors. The collection, constantly enriched, includes palms, olive, lemon and orange trees, and rare and precious botanical specimens, with the extraordinary presents of the Wollemi Pine, a giurassic plant. Ravino Garden is also the location of workshops, conferences and fairs, expositions and exibitions, and the headquarter of many social associations that organise events, as the international medical and humanitarian aid organization MSF "Doctors without frontiers", the no-profit, eco-gastronomic member-supported organization "Slowfood", and so on.....

On 2010, Giardini Ravino has been awarded from the OPE "European Parliamentary Observatory" the most ecofriendly property of South Italy.

Orto Botanico Catania

Orto Botanico (botanic garden of) di Lucca, Italy

Telephone: +39-538-442160

Orto Botanico (botanic garden of) di Napoli (Naples), Italy

Telephone: +39-81-449759

Orto Botanico (botanic garden of) di Ferrara, Italy

Telephone: +39-532-205966

Villa Hanbury

Address: Capo La Mortola, Ventimiglia (Imperia), Italy
Telephone: +39-184-229852
Opening Hours: 9.00am - 18.00pm closed wednesday

Villa Trinite

Address: Massalucia (Catania), Italy
Telephone: +39-95-7272156

Walton garden

Address: La Mortella, Ischia (Napoli), Italy
Telephone: +39-81-986237


Cactus Valley

Address: Cactus Valley, Pekan Lama, 39100 Brinchang, Cameron Highlands
Telephone: +60 5 4915640
Fax:: +60 5 4915109
Open: 8.00am - 6.00pm
Admission: RM4 (Approx 1 US$)


Derek Garden Center


Cacti Mundo Los Cabos Botanical Garden

San José del Cabo, Baja California
Tel: 624 146 9191


Av. de los Barrios
S/n Los Reyes Iztacla
Tlalnepantla Edo. de Mex.
F.E.S-Iztacala U.N.A.M.
Mexico City
Open Mo-Fri 9.00 - 16.00 hr, closed Sa - Su

Jardin Botanico Exterior

Universidad National Autonoma de Mexico
Ciudad Universitaria
Delegación Coyoacun
Mexico City, D.F.

Open mondays to saturday 9.00am to 17.00pm. Entance free.


Mango Corners

Address: Jones Estate
Telephone: 869-469-8147
Fax: 869-469-8019
e-mail: or
Comments: Approximately 1,000 succulents, principally cacti, agaves, and euphorbias, growing in the ground in a four acre semi-public garden. Open by appointment only during daylight hours and also in the evenings from May to October when the night-blooming cerei are in flower. No admission charge.

This is the garden of Mr William Glover, denoted as semi-public since the Nevis government has asked the owners of several private gardens on the island (the other two are palm and orchid collections) to allow and welcome island visitors into their gardens.


Christchurch Botanic Gardens


Agder Naturemuseum and Botanical Garden

Address: Gimle gård, Gimleveien 23, N-4630 Kristiansand, Norway
Telephone: ++ 47 38092388
Opening Hours: Spring: 2. January - 19. June : Tue-Fri 10-15, Sun 12-17. Mon & Sat closed.
Summer: 20. June - 20 August : Tue-Fri 10-18, Sat-Mon 12-18.
Autumn: 21. August - 20 December: Tue-Fri 10-15, Sun 12-17. Mon & Sat closed.
Charges: Adult Nok 20, Child Nok 5, Disabled/Pensioners Nok 10.
Brief description: Botanical garden with the largest cactus & succulent collection in Norway.


Adam Mickiewicz University Botanical Garden

Address: ul. Wojska Polskiego 169, Poznan, Poland.
Contact: Professor Lukasiewicz.

Municipal 'palmhouse'

Address: Palmiarnia Miejska, Poznan, Poland

Municipal 'palmhouse'

Address: Palmiarnia Miejska, Poznan, Poland


Cactus Tropical Garden


Moscow Main Botanic Garden

Address: Academy of Sciences 4, Botanicheskaya Street Moscow, 127276 Russia.


Hester Malan Wild Flower Reserve

Address: Springbok, South Africa
Part of the Goegap Nature Reserve
Opening Hours: Most of the year between 8.00am - 4.00pm
Charges: Less than 1 pound

Johannesburg Botanic Gardens

Address: Jan Van Riebeck Park, Johannesburg, RSA
Telephone: (011) 782 0517
Opening Hours: Unfenced, therefore the garden accesible at all times. Most of the succulent collections, however, are locked away in the glasshouses and an appointment needs to be made to view these collections.

Karoo National Botanic Gardens

Address: PO Box 152, Worcester 6850, South Africa
Telephone: (011) 0231 70785
Opening Hours: 8.00am - 6.00pm
Charges: Free on weekdays and there is a nominal charge over weekends and on public holidays.
Comments: This is the premier garden in South Africa in terms of succulents as its main objective is to cultivate plants from the arid portions of southern Africa. It also has plants, seeds, colour plates and posters for sale.

Kirstenbosch National Botanic Gardens

Address: Kirstenbsch, Privat Bag X7, Claremont 7735, South Africa
Telephone: 021 762 1166
Opening Hours: daily September - March from 8.00am to 5.00pm, April - August 8.00am - 6.00pm
Charges: 5 Rand
Comments: Succulentophiles will primarily be interested in seeing the Mathews Rockery in this garden and the new arid display glasshouse. This features succulents from all over southern African. It also has a very good selection of books on succulents for sale in its bookshop.

National Botanical Institute

Address: Prvate Bag X101, 0001 Pretoria, South Africa
Telephone: 012 8043200
Opening Hours: daily from 8.00am to 6.00pm
Charges: 3 rand (about 50 pence)
Although there are numerous succulents grown in various places in the garden, the best collections are in the nursery and these can only be viewed by appointment. This garden is the home of the Desmond Cole Lithops collection and also has a particularly important collection of Madagascan succulents.

Sheilam Cactus Garden

Address: P.O.Box 157, Robertson 6705, Republic of South Africa
Open: Open Mon-Sat 8am-5pm. (Driving directions can be found at Closed Sundays/Christmas/Easter Friday.
Tours are available with advance booking. Nurseries and clients requiring specialized attention should book ahead.
Charges: 10 rand per adult; children free
Telephone: 023-626 4133


Address: P.O.Box 291, Robertson 6075, South Africa
Telephone/fax: 023-6264134
Opening hours: Wednesday-Sunday: 8.00 -17.00, Closed on Monday and Tuesday and in July and August.
Charges: 40 Rand or 100 Rand including guided tour of approx 2hrs
Comments: This garden was originally created by Maarten Malherbe (1885-1978), in his time one of the pioneers of the South African Cactus Trade, and beautifully restored by the present owners. The rockery garden shows more than 1500 succulents from all over the world in the unprotected open air and has become part of a large (10 hectare) landscape with mainly indigenous trees, shrubs and plants. Soekershof also houses the largest hedge-maze in the world. Along some of the hedges there are acres with succulents.



San Nicholas de Tolentino, Gran Canaria
Entrace Fee : &#pound;3.50

Jardí Botànic Mallorca (Botanicactus)

Cactarium Costa Brava

On the Palafrugell to Begur road Tel: 972 30 43 07
Open afternoons on work days and all day at weekends and Bank holidays.

Jardín Botánic Marimurtra

Paseo Karl Faust, 10 - Apartado 112
17300 Blanes, Gerona, Spain
Tel : 972 33 08 26
Open 9.00am. to 6.00pm

You have come to ane of the most beautiful botanical gardens in Europe. Having created the foundation "Jardin Botanico Marimurtra" (Sea and Myrtle) shortly beforehis death, the German Karl Faust (1874-1954) generously bequeathed his gardens and his considerable fortune to secure its future.

The foundation is devoted to reaearch and for the intemational study of botany. It also seeks to provide the many visitors from all over the world with an insight into the beauty and variety of nature. We ask you to exercise care during your visit so that subsequent visitors can enjoy the beauty of the plants and gardens.

We hope that you will leave Marimurtra enriched by what you have seen.

Jardin Botanico Tropical 'Pinya de Rosa'

Blanes, Sta Cristina, Lloret de Mar, Costa Brava, Spain
I have been told that today the major part of the collections is lost and/or semi-abandoned. I have left the previous description of the garden as a memorial to what has been lost:

We think you might be interested in the circumstances which led to the establishment of this botanical garden. The folowing text is an extract from an article by Mr. Jose Francisco Ballester, agricultural technical engeneer-INSA, published in the magazine Iberflora in November 1975 which may help you to explore this garden.

The botanical garden Pinya de Rosa is located on the Costa Brava between Blanes and Lloret de Mar.

In this garden, the natural scenary is enhanced by the art of the landscape artist and a Harmonious collection of rare forms and colours of mature specimens of cacti and succulents. The idea originated in the mind of the present owner Don Fernando Riviere de Caralt, Civil Engineer, who bought the property in January 1945 and started to develop the garden in the following months.

Work proceeded as the various collections were laid out systematically in large rock enclosed beds. Opuntias and Platiopuntias filled 27 beds, Cylindropuntias and Austrocylindropuntias 12 beds, Agavaceae 32 beds and Aloes 11 beds, etc.

Additional plants came mainly from their natural habitats but also from other botanical gardens and private collections all over the world.

The systematic manner in which the collections of Aloes and Agavaceae are arranged represents the personal work of Dr. Riviere and has been highly acknowledged in the specialised scientific circles as a mainstay in the classification of these species.

American specialists regard the Opuntia collection as the most important in the world, it contains 600 species of 18 genera.

There are also collections of Agavaceae, Aloes, Yuccas and Mesembryanthemaceae which are considered to be amongst the best in Europe. The genera Conophytum and Lithops are particularly well represented.

The entire collection contains more than 7000 species excluding the local flora.

Flowering at Pinya de Rosa estends all through the year. Most of the Aloes flower during winter but it is between February and October that the flowers of cacti and other succulents reach their glory. There is the short splendour of Trichocereus, Selenicereus, Nyctocereus, Hylocereus and others, with flowers sometimes more than 35 centimetres long with outer petals from white to pink and chestnut changing to yellow and cream. These open only at sundown and can only be admired in full bloom in the darkness of the night.

In the part of the garden reserved for cacti, the plants are arranged according to their growth forms: columnar, candelabre or globose shapes are grouped together, some of them in hundreds of specimens.

In the cactus section you will find a great number of species, all duly classified, including Cereus, Trichocereus, Espostoa, Cephalocereus, Neobuxbaumia, Pilocereus, Oreocereus, Helianthocereus, Cleistocactus, Rooksbya, Pachycereus, Floresia, Roseocereus, Machaecereus, Trixanthocereus, Azureocereus, Morawetzia, Isolatocereus, Echinocereus, Seticereus, Lemaireocereus, Haageocereus, Eulychnia, Pereskia, Hertrichocereus, Marshallocereus, Polaskia, Astrophytum, Acanthocereus, Corryocactus, Mitrocereus, Monvillea, Borzicactus and many others. Other succulents also adapt themselves perfectly to Pinya de Rosa. Amongst these can be found many Aizoaceae with creeping branches which form a carpet of flowers.

Among these succulents and other plants growing between the cacti are Agave, Aloe, Delosperma, Crassula, Ruschia, Trichodiadema, Pedilanthus, Lampranthus, Euphorbia, Prenia, Leipoldtia, Cephalophyllum, Carpobrotus, Yucca, Nolina, Beschorneria, Furcraea, Aeonium, Kleinia, Senecio, Rochea, Dracaena, Hechtia, Puya, Haworthia, Gasteria, Dasylirium and many others. From the family Mesembryanthemaceae 131 genera with 780 species may be seen.

Jardí Botànic de Valéncia

Universitat de Valencia, Beato Gaspar Bono, Spain
Telephone: 96 391 16 57
Open 10.00am - 6.00pm

Jardin del Cactus: The Cactus Garden

35444 Guatiza village, Lanzarote, Spain
Open Daily 10.00 -17.45; entrance 425 pesetas (1997)
Comments: Restaurant, Snack bar, Shop 10,000 cacti and succulents of 1450 different species growing at ground level and in several levels of terracing. This area is the centre of Lanzarote's cochineal industry with several hundred acres planted with the prickly pear or tunera cactus from which the cochineal beetle is collected for its dye.

Jardin Canario Viera Y Clavijo

Address: PO Box 14,Tafira Alta, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Spain
Telephone: 928 353342
Opening Hours: 8.00am -12.00pm, 1.00pm - 6.00pm, sundays and holidays 11.00am - 7.00pm
Comments: Cactus garden and Canary Island endemics

Palmitos Park

Address: Apartado 107, Maspalomas, 35109 Gran Canaria, Spain
Opening Hours: 9.00am - 6.00pm.

Parques Exóticos de Teneriffe

PO Box 334, 38650 Los Christianos, Teneriffe
Open daily 10.00 - 19.00
Tel: 922 79 54 24


The Botanical Garden of Gothenburg

Address: Carl Skottsbergsgatan, Gothenburg, Sweden
Charges (1995): adults SEK 20, ticket valid for a month
Comments: Has a greenhouse with mostly tropicals (bananas, orchids, carnivores and stuff), but also a succulent departent. Many plants probably result from Carl Skottsberg's travels in Chile (Copiapoa, Trichocereus, Cleistocactus). A few HUGE Trichocerei and other Cereoids. Other succulents include mesembs, Euphorbias, Pelargoniums. The garden also has an outdoors rock garden where several Opuntias, at least two different Echinocerei and Escobaria vivipara manage to survive the Swedish climate.

The Bergian Garden

Address: Frescati, [northen outskirt of] Stockholm, Sweden
Telephone: +46 8 156545
Charges (1995): adults SEK 25
Comments: The greenhouse has a brand new, SMALL department with mostly Mexican cacti (a large Saguaro, Echinofossulocacti, Astrophytums, Mammillarias). Also has a small Namib desert department.


Städtische Sukkulentensammlung Zürich (ZSS)

Municipal Succulent Plant Collection (ZSS)
Address: Mythenquai 88, CH-8002, Zurich, Switzerland
Telephone: 0041 1 201 4554 Fax: 041 1 201 5540
Opening Hours: 9.00 -11.30 am and 1.30pm - 4.30 pm Consulting Hour Wednesday 2.00pm - 4.00pm
Charges: Free

Comments: This collection founded in 1931 is the documentation center of the I.O.S.
The collection has 8,500 species from 45 different plant families housed in 1,200 square meters of greenhouse and 300 square meters of heatable frames.

Förderverein der Sukkulenten-Sammlung Zürich


Kernxotica Garden

Address: Meneage Parc, Helston, Cornwall, TR13 8FG
Open: By appointment
Charges: none
Telephone: +44 01326 561265

Paradise Family Leisure Park

Address: Avis Road, Newhaven, East Sussex, BN9 0DH, UK
Telephone: (+44) 01273 616000
Open: All year except December 25th and 26th
Charges: £3.25 (adult), £ 2.99 (OAP), £2.50 (Children)
FREE ENTRY TO BCSS MEMBERS (Show your membership card)

The New RHS Glasshouse at Wisley

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Address: Inverleith Row, Edinburgh, EH3 5LR

Telephone: +44 (0)131 552 7171

Opening Hours: Opens daily at 10am and closes at 4pm November to February, 6pm in March, 7pm from April to September and 6pm in October.

Royal Botanic Gardens

Address: Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TN9 3AE, UK
Opening Hours: 9.30am - dusk every day except December 25th and January 1st
Charges: £4 Adults, £2 5-16 year olds, under 5 free

Ventnor Botanic Gardens


Nikita Botanic Gardens

Cacti Greenhouse of The Nikita Botanical Gardens, Yalta, Crimea, Ukraine - A great collection of rare succulents. Indoor and outdoor exposition of different cacti and succulent plants. On site: a big photo gallery of leafy succulents, abnormal cacti and landscapes of Botanical Gardens' park; the list of collection; thematic articles; contact information.


A.R. Leding Cactus Garden

Address: New Mexico State, University, Las Cruces, NM 88001, USA
Telephone: 505-646-3221

Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory

Address: Belle Island Park, Detroit, MI 48207, USA
Telephone: 313-267-7133
Opening Hours: 9.00 - 6.00pm daily, including holidays
Charges: Free

Anza Borrego Desert State Park

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

Address: 2021 N.Kinney Road, Tucson, AZ 85743, USA
Telephone: 520-883-1380
Opening Hours: March through October 7.30am - 6.00pm (until 10.00pm summer Saturdays); winter 8.00am to 5.00pm
   General Admission (ages 18-64)  $19.50
   Seniors (ages 65+)  $17.50
   Youth (ages 13-17)  $15.50
   Children (ages 4-12)  $6.00
   Children (ages 3 and under)  FREE

Atlanta Botanical Garden

The Dorothy Chapman Fuqua Conservatory
Address: P.O. Box 77246, Piedmont Park, Alanta, GA 30357, USA
Telephone: 404-876-5858
Contact; Laura Vinson
Open: 9.00am to 7.00pm Tuesday to Sunday, April 1 - September 30,
9.00am to 6.00pm remainder of year. Closed Mondays
Charges: $4.50US; $2.25 for seniors and students with ID and 6-12 year old children. Children under 6 free.
Brief Description: 3,200 square foot bedding display of old world succulents of which 1,400 square foot are devoted to Madagascan Succulents. There are also displays of Lithops and other Mesembs, Aloes, Asclepiads, Haworthias and Xerophytic Cycads
A supplementary collection is housed in the Cecil B.Day Greenhouse Complex

Balboa Park Gardens

1549 El Prado, Suite #1, San Diego, CA 92101

BeDillion's Museum and Cactus Garden

800 N.Park Ave., PO Box 10678, Casa Grande, AZ 85230-0678
Telephone: (520) 836-2045
Indian and pioneer artifacts, by appointment

Birmingham Botanical Garden

Address: 2612 Land Park Rd., Birmingham, AL 35203, USA
Telephone: 205-879-1227
Opening Hours: 9.00am - 5.00pm
Charges: Free

The Boyce-Thompson Southwestern Aboretum

Address: P.O. Box AB, Superior, AZ 85273, USA
Telephone: 602-689-2811
Opening Hours: 8.00am - 5.00pm every day
Charges: Admission for Adults $10, Children 5-12 years old $5, Children under 5 are admitted free

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Address: 1000 Washington Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11225, USA
Telephone: 718-622-7200

Carlsbad Living Desert State Park

Address: Carlsbad, NM 88220, USA
Telephone: 505-887-5516
Opening Hours: 8.00am - 7.00pm - May15th - Labor Day, 9.00am - 4.00pm Labor Day - May 15th closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's day
Charges: Yes

Catalina Island Botanical Gardens

About 22 miles west of Los Angeles, California.
Access: By boat or helicopter
The Wrigley Memorial gardens contains a Desert garden also.
Usually open 7 days a week, 8 am. to 5 pm.
Admission is $1. Children under 12 years free.
From the town of Avalon take avalon canyon road, 1.5 miles out of town to get to the garden.

Bus tours are available to see Bergerocactus emoryi in native habitat on the other side of the island.

More information: Catalina Island Conservancy:
P.O. box 2739 Avalon, California. 90704
Tel: 310: 510-2595

Chicago Botanic Garden

Address: PO Box 400, Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL 60022
Telephone: 312-835-5440
Opening Hours: From 7.00am
Charges: Yes

Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute

PO Box 905, Ft Davis, Texas 79734
(4 miles south of Ft.Davis, Hwy 118)
Open weekdays, 9.00am - 5.00pm Monday - Saturday; except major holidays
A Cactus and Succulent Greenhouse featuring and extensive living collectiof species native to the Chihauhuan Desert region (over 220 species)

Denver Botanic Garden

Address: 909 York St., Denver, CO 80206
Telephone: 303-331-4000
Open Hours: 9.00am - 4.45pm daily
Charges: $4 May-September, $3 October-April

Desert Botanical Gardens, Phoenix

Address: 1201 North Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, Arizona 85008-3490, USA
Telephone: 480-941-1225
Opening Hours: Daily except December 25th; May - September 7.00am - 10.00pm, October - April 8.00am - 8.00pm
   Adults $22.00 Age 19-59
   Seniors $20.00 Age 60+
   Students $12.00 Age 13-18
   Children $10.00 Age 3-12
   Members & Children under 3 Free

Desert Demonstration Gardens

Address: 3701 West Alta, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Opening Hours: Monday - Friday 8.00am - 5.00pm, Weekends 8.00am - 4.30pm
Charges: Free

Desert Memorial Gardens

Address: Off highway 59 east, 3 miles south of Siver Springs, Silver Springs, Nevada, USA
Opening Hours: 24 hours
Charges: Free

Druid Hill Park Conservatory

Address: Gwynns Falls Parkway & McCulloh St., Baltimore, MD 21217, USA
Telephone: 301-396-5430
Opening Hours: 9.00am - 5.00pm except legal holidays

Duke Gardens

Address: P.O. Box 2030, Rte. 206 S., Somerville, NJ 08876, USA
Telephone: 201-722-3700
Opening Hours: Advanced reservation required
Charges: Yes

Ethel M. Chocolate Factory & Cactus Garden

Address: 2 Cactus Garden Dr., Henderson, NV, 89105, USA
Telephone: 702 433 2500
Opening Hours: Daily 8.30am - 7.00pm
A 2.5 acre Cactus Garden and Cactus shoppe

Fairchild Tropical Garden

Address: 10901 Old Cutler Rd., Miami, FL 33156, USA
Telephone: 305-667-1651
Opening Hours: 9.30am - 4.30pm daily except Christmas
Charges: $8 adults, accompanied children under 13 free

Forever Ranch and Gardens

Address: PO Box 306, Yucca, Arizona 86438-0306
Telephone: 520 766 2597

Fort Worth Botanic Garden

Address: 3220 Botanic Garden Dr., Fort Worth, TX 76107, USA
Telephone: 817-870-7686
Opening Hours: 8.00am - 11.00pm
Charges: yes

Franklin Park Conservatory

Address: 1777 East Broad St., Columbus, OH 43203, USA
Telephone: 614-222-7447

Huntington Botanical Gardens

Address: 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA 91108, USA
Telephone: 626-405-3504
Open Hours: Tuesday to Friday 1:00 to 4:30 pm
Saturday and Sunday 10:30 to 4:30 pm closed Mondays and major holidays.
Greenhouses open 2.00pm - 4.00pm
Charges: Adults $15, Seniors $12, Children under 12 years of age are FREE Admission is also free to Huntington support group members.

The Judge Roy Bean Visitor Center

Address: Langtry, Texas, USA
Open Hours: Open daily except Thanksgiving, Chrismas Eve & Day and New Year's Day.
Charges: Admission is free.

Jurupa Mountains Cultural Center

Longwood Gardens

Address: P.O. Box 501, Kennett Square, PA 19348, USA
Telephone: 215-388-6741
Opening Hours: 9.00am - 5.00pm daily
Charges: yes

The Arboretum of Los Angeles County

Address: 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia, CA 91006, USA
Telephone: 626-821-3222

Plant collections on the 127-acre grounds are arranged primarily by geographic origins. These include the Australian, African, Mediterranean, Southwestern, South American, and Asiatic/North American sections.

The geographic areas contain notable taxonomic collections such as Acacia, Aloe, Cassia, Eucalyptus, Leptospermum, Magnolia, Melaleuca, Senna, Tabebuia, and cycads.

Other collections and exhibits include the Tropical Forest, Rose and Herb gardens, Palm and Bamboo section, Water-conservation garden, Kallam perennial garden, Aquatic gardens, native Engelmann oak grove, and the volunteers' Garden for All Seasons.

Other attractions are the Manfred Meyburg waterfall and Begonia and Tropical Greenhouses. The grounds include several historical structures. Native Gabrieleno Indian structures called wickiups reflect the heritage of the original occupants of the land. Scotsman Hugo Reid acquired the 13,319 acres of Rancho Santa Anita from the Mexican government in 1839 and a year later built a house on the site of today's Arboretum. His three-room adobe home has been reconstructed on its original foundation. The elaborate Queen Anne cottage and matching Coach Barn were constructed on the grounds in the 1880's by the colorful and eccentric E.J. "Lucky Baldwin". Both Victorian structures are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. A Santa Fe train depot dating back to 1890 was moved to the Arboretum grounds.

It is open for public tours on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and on most Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Various plant societies sponsor shows and sales throughout the year, but mainly in spring and fall. The Arboretum holds a big plant sale one weekend in May every year.

The Living Desert Wildlife and Botanical Gardens

Address: 47-900 Portola Ave., Palm Desert, CA 92260
Tel: 760-346-5694

The main attraction here for most people is the animals, which are desert animals from all over the world. These particular individuals cannot be released into the wild because of injury or upbringing. The park also features extensive plantings from deserts all over the world, with the major emphasis on desert areas of the U.S. and adjacent Mexico.

The plants are usually labeled. There is also a nursery with a good variety of plants for sale.


Address: 695 Ashley Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93108, USA
Telephone: 805-969-3767
Opening Hours: By appointment only
Charges: Yes

Irwin M. Krohn Conservatory

Address: 950 Eden Park Dr., Cincinnati, OH 45202, USA
Telephone: 513-421-4086
Open: Daily during daylight hours.
Charge: Free
Brief Description: The greenhouse is divided into 4 sections (tropical, sub-tropical, desert and thematic). Though small, the desert section is well done.

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

Address: 811 S. Palm Ave., Sarasota, FL 33577, USA
Telephone: 813-366-5730

Marin-Bolinas Botanical Gardens

Address: 250 Mesa Road, Bolinas, California
Telephone: 415 388 5017
Founder, President: Dr Herman Schwartz

Matthaei Botanical Gardens

Address: 1800 N. Dixboro Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48105, USA
Telephone: 313-764-1168
Opening Hours: 10.00am - 4.30pm, closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25th and January 1st
Charges: yes

McAllen Botanical Gardens

Address: P.O. Box 220, McAllen, TX 78502, USA
Telephone: 512-682-1517

McMillan Greenhouse UNC

Address: UNCC Station, Charlotte, NC 28223, USA
Telephone: 704-547-4055
Opening Hours: Weekdays 9.00am - 3.00pm
Charges: free

Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden

Address: Los Angeles, CA 90045, USA
Telephone: 213-825-2714
Opening Hours: 8.00am - 5.00pm weekdays, 8.00am - 4.00pm weekens, closed on University Holidays
Charges: Free

Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory

Address: 524 South Layton Boulevard, Milwaukee, WI 53215 USA
Telephone: 414-327-4283
E-mail :
Tel : (414) 649-9830
Opening Hours: Monday - Sunday 9:00am - 5:00pm Including holidays
Charges: $3.25 $1.75 children 6-18
Brief description: Simply one of the finest collections of cacti, succulents, shrubs, and aird-land bulbs grown under glass. Plants from Madagascar, Southern and Eastern Africa, the Canary Islands, South America, and the deserts of North America such as the Chihuahuan, Mohave, and Sonoran are displayed. The Conservatory has assembled what we believe to be one of the best public displays of succulent plants from Madagascar. The display includes all eleven species of the endemic Didiereaceae, mature specimens of Pachypodium decaryi, P. baronii, and such as oddities and rarities as Adenia firingalavensis, Cyphostemm laxa, Uncanna decaryi, Operculicaria decaryi, and Commiphora spp. The 50 species and varieties of Euphorbia include such seldom seen types as E. moratii, E. capsaintemariensis v. tulearensis, E. pauliana, E. perrieri, and E. primulifolia.

Moorten Botanical Gardens

Address: 1701 S. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA 96262, USA
Telephone: 619-327-6555
Opening Hours: Daily 9.00am - 5.00pm

New York Botanical Garden

Address: Bronx Park, Bronx, NY 10458, USA
Telephone: 212-220-8700
Opening Hours: April - October 10.00 - 6.00pm, November - March 10.00am - 4.00pm
Charges: Adults $3, Seniors and Children 6-16 $1

Phipps Conservatory

Address: Schenley Park, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
Telephone: 412 622 6914
Opening Hours: Tuesday - Sunday
Comments: Victorian Glass Conservatory with thirteen glass display rooms including palms, frens, orchids and desert plants. Some cacti in the desert area
Open 9 am to 5 pm. Special late hours (until 8 PM) during the Spring Show.

Plantation Gardens

Poipu Beach, Koloa, Kauai, Hawaii 96756
Telephone: 808 742 1695
Opening Hours: Daily 8.30am - 4.30pm
Comments: Large collection of Aloes

Planting Fields Arboretum

Address: Box 58, Oyster Bay, NY 11771, USA
Telephone: 516-922-9201
Open Hours: 9.00am - 5.00pm daily
Charges: yes

Quail Botanic Gardens

Address: 230 Quail Gardens Drive, POBox 230005, Encinitas, CA 92023-0005, USA
Telephone: 619-436-3036
Open Hours: Hours: 9am - 5pm daily, (closed New Year's Day ,Christmas and Thanksgiving) Gift Shop and Plant Sales open 10am - 4pm
Charges: Adults $3:00; Children (ages5-12) $1:50; ages 4 and under free. Members free. No admission charge on the first Tuesday of every month.
Comments: 30 acre botanical garden in the most frost free location of any public botanical garden in the Western US. Xeric plant exhibition includes new and old world cactus and succulent gardens and phytogeographic plant exhibits of the world's mediterranean like climate areas.

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

Address: 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont, CA 91711, USA
Telephone: 714-625-8767
Opening Hours: 8.00am - 5.00pm daily except, 4th July, Thanksgiving day, 25th December
Comments: 86 acre garden of native Californian plants

Rio Grande Botanic Garden

Address: 2601 Central Ave. N.W.Albuquerque, NM 87104
Telephone: 764-6200
Opening hours:
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM most days
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM weekends June through August additional evening hours
Admission: ages 65 & over: $2.50, 16 through 64: $4.50, 3 through 15: $2.50, 2 and under: free
admission may vary for evening special events
open Tuesday through Sunday, except Christmas and New Years

Located at the northern extreme of the Chihuahuan Desert by the Rio Grande, and opened in December of 1996. Included are a diversity of plantings and exhibits. There are extensive outdoor naturalistic plantings emphasizing plants of the higher deserts and mountains of southwestern North America, especially of the Chihuahuan Desert region. We have two conservatory buildings, one which houses a collection of plants from the warmer North American Deserts, and occasional changing exhibits of plants from other arid regions. The second Conservatory building houses a Mediterranean style planting, with Mediterranean plants being another emphasis of the garden. The plantings both indoors and out include a large number of cacti, other succulents, and similar plants.

Ruth Bancroft Garden

Address: PO Box 30845, Walnut Creek, CA 94598, USA
Telephone: 925/210-9663
Fax: (925) 256-1889
Charge: $7/person; free for members and children under 12
Description: The Ruth Bancroft Garden rises above the status of a collection and becomes an exceptional demonstration of the art of garden design. This 3-acre garden was begun in 1972 in Walnut Creek, California, and has garnered international acclaim from the horticultural community as an example of dry gardening appropriate for California's mediterranean climate. Working primarily with the dramatic forms of her beloved succulents, Ruth Bancroft has created bold and varied compositions in which the colors, textures, and patterns of foliage provide a setting for the sparkle of floral color. The collection includes drought-tolerant plants from around the world, inspiring visitors with endless possibilities for their own landscapes. The Garden was the inspiration for the founding of The Garden Conservancy, the nation's leading non-profit dedicated to the preservation of significant private gardens. The Ruth Bancroft Garden conducts tours, seminars and workshops on dry gardening and offers drought-tolerant plants for sale.

The website features hundreds of photos of succulents, information on growing them in the landscape, and online tour reservations.

San Antonio Botanical Garden

Address: 555 Funston Place, San Antonio, TX 78209, USA
Telephone: 512-821-5115
Opening Hours: 9.00am - 6.00pm Tuesday - Sunday, closed Mondays, December 25th and January 1st

Stanford Succulent Garden

Tucson Botanical Gardens

Tucson Botanical Gardens is located at 2150 N. Alvernon Way in Tucson, Arizona.
The Gardens are open daily except New Year's Day, July 4, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
TBG hours are 8:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
   Oct. to April  $13 Adults;  $12 Student/Senior/Military;  $7.50 Children 4-12
   May to Sept.  $8 Adults;  $7 Student/Senior/Military;  $4 Children 4-12
   Children 3 and under and Members are always free.

Cactus and Succulent Garden: This garden, named for Rodney G. Engard, TBG's first director, includes cacti from Arizona, other southwestern states, Mexico, and South America. New and old world succulents are also featured. Peak bloom is in April and May. Cacti and succulents are well marked.

Tucson Botanical Gardens, located in the Sonoran Desert, also includes areas of native desert vegetation, a xeriscape demonstration garden, wildflower garden, and Native American crops garden.

University Botanic Gardens

Address: 900 University Ave., Riverside, CA 92502, USA
Telephone: 714-787-4650
Opening Hours: 8.00am - 5.00pm daily except Jan 1, July 4, Thanksgiving day and Dec 25
Charges: free

University of California Botanical Garden

Address: Centennial Dr., Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
Telephone: 510-643-2755
Opening Hours: Daily 9.00 - 4.45pm except Dember 25th and January 1st
Charges: $7 plus $1.50 per hour parking fee

Our arid house collection is open at all times and contains a major collection of about 2,000 cacati and succulents, mostly wild-collected in addition to large outside collectsions.

University of California at Irvine Botanical Garden

Address: Irvine, California, USA
Telephone: 714-856-5833
Comment: A very good collection of Aloes plus many others. They also have a large collection of South Africa bulbs. In August they have a Summer Bulb Sale.
Charges: Free

University of Hawaii Experimental Farm

Address: Copp Road, Kula, Hawaii 96790
Telephone: 808-878-1341
Opening Hours: Daily 7.00am - 4.00pm
Charges: Free
Comments: Collection of African Succulents

Vermont Experimental Cold-Hardy Cactus Garden

Address: Located at the residence of Louis & Marilyn Varricchio,
Halladay Road, Middlebury, Vermont USA
Telephone: 802-388-3268
Admission: Free (please call in advance)
An experimental raised-bed, cold-hardy cactus garden--approximately 10'x 10' - showcasing cactus species which are known to be cold and moisture tolerant (mainly opuntias), as well as unusual euphorbias, yuccas, agaves, and sedums. This simple garden is designed to demonstrate how a low-cost, desert garden can be constructed and enjoyed year-round by backyard gardeners living in USDA Zones 4 and 5 of northern New England, upstate New York, and eastern Canada.


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