The Cactus Gardens (Jardín de Cactus) is a beautiful botanical garden which holds hundreds of cacti species from around the world. It is in the town of Guatiza, in Teguise, surrounded by large agricultural plantations.
The garden covers around 5000m2 and has over 7,000 plants, which include over 1000 species from all corners of the globe.
An enormous metal cactus presides over the outside of the enclosure, offering us a taste of what we can find inside. Upon walking through the entrance, we are welcomed by a view of the entire garden, which is a majestic circular space which showcases cacti from around the planet, and which we can enjoy by walking around the garden’s labyrinthine paths.
It was inaugurated in the early 1990s and is the work of the Canarian artist César Manrique. Like in all of his works, he was able to ensure that the garden was camouflaged within its natural environment. It’s the seal of this great artist from Lanzarote, who is a specialist in blending art and nature.
Prices and opening hours
Adults: €6.50 | Children: €3.25 (7 – 12-years old)
Opening hours: 10am – 5pm