Sprawling over an area of 7 acres of land, the Sarkaria Cactus Garden has a wide range of species of cactus many of them are endangered and rare including Opuntias, Ferocactus, other succulents include Agaves, Columnar cacti, Aloes, Haworthias, Gasterias, Bursera, Echinocereus and Mammillarias. There are nearly 3500 various species of cactus found in this garden. The main landscape plant is Echinocactus grusonii which is used tremendously. There is one cactus of Arizona which can reach up to the height of forty feet. It has nearly 272 species of the genus Mammillaria along with other 160 species. One can find the exotic plants like Aloe ferox and Aloe speciosa in the garden along with Mammillarias, Notocacti, and Astrophytum which are the low growing cactuses. The garden also includes a collection of Bonsai the succulent and non succulent plants which have been gifted by J.S Sarkaria, the founder of this garden. Cactus Garden also puts up the cactuses on the sale. Established in 1987 and was founded by J S Sarkaria. It was opened to public in 2004 with 500 species from the collection of Tarsem Lal. In additional to this the cactus garden has 3 green houses, 9 Glass houses, 25 raised ground features, three water bodies and water ways.
Highlights of the Sarkaria Cactus Garden
– 272 Species of Natural Cactus
– 160 Species of Mammillaria
– Exotic Species such as Notocacti, Aloes, Haworthias, Gasterias, Astrophytum & Mamillarias are present in the garden
– Educative Collection such as Bonsai having nine Glasshouses
– The garden also consists of Indian origin Genus Caralluma complete collection.
Sarkaria Cactus Garden is established for conserving and preserving the endangered species of exotic cactuses. It is a worth visiting place for all the nature lovers and botanists out there. The garden is open all days and the timings to visit is from 9am to 6pm.
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