Cactus Garden

The Cactus Garden is a unique botanical garden at the Statue of Unity site, created to exhibit a huge variety of Cacti, the true miracles of adaptation.

The cactus is a fascinating plant that occurs in a wide range of shapes and sizes.  These plants are usually succulents and can withstand extremely harsh environments. They are also found in the Atacama Desert, one of the driest places on earth. With thickened, fleshy parts adapted to store water, most species of cacti have spines which are highly modified leaves. These protect them from plant eating animals and prevent water loss by reducing air flow close to the cactus, while providing some shade. In the absence of true leaves, enlarged stems carry out photosynthesis. Cacti are native to America, ranging from Patagonia in the south to parts of western Canada in the north, but some cactus species are also found in Africa and Sri Lanka.

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This initiative by Geer Foundation is spread across 836 square metres of land and is home to more than 500 species of Cactus and Succulent plants. Visitors will be able to get a glimpse into this amazing plant.

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