Brief History

The Cactus Garden is a unique botanical garden at the Statue of Unity site, created to exhibit a huge variety of Cacti and succulents, the true miracles of adaptation. The thought behind the development of the cactus garden is to provide an experience of the desert ecosystem in the midst of a landmass well entrenched in an aquatic surrounding. There are 6 lakh plants of 450 species spread across 25 acres of open land and inside the dome having an area of 836 square metres.

A Spectacle Galore: A grand architectural greenhouse, is an ecological habitat of nearly 450 national and international species of cacti and succulent plants. These cacti and succulent species represent their origin in 17 countries of the world mainly from North & South America and African continents. Beautiful rockery showcases distinct flora in its richness. The garden is a ravishing landscape of colourful cacti and succulent plants and also an educational and learning opportunity for students and enthusiasts to explore the nature's wisdom.

Origination: It is believed that all succulent plants evolved from other related plants growing in a normal environment by adaptation to changing climatic condition of their habitat, especially the irregularity and amount of rainfall. Most of the cacti are American in origin and distributed over vast areas particularly in warm and dry regions.

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Salient Features of Cactus Garden:  

Solar panel of 8 KW

Nursery for producing succulents and grafted cacti

Erosion control blankets installed for preventing soil erosion

Species & Plants at Cactus Garden:  

Total Number of plants: 6.0 lacs

Cactus Plants: 1.9 lacs & Succulent Plants: 1.6 lacs

Ornamental Plants: 2.5 lacs

How to Reach

Cactus Garden by Bus
By Road

NH8 passes through Vadodara, making it well connected by road as well. The statue lies about 90 km from the city off a small town called Kevadia (3.5 km from the actual site).

Cactus Garden by Train
By Train

Vadodara lies on the busy Mumbai-Delhi Western Railway Mainline and is well connected by premium trains like Shatabdi and Rajdhani.

Cactus Garden by Flight
By Air

Vadodara airport is nearest (90 Km) airport which is well connected.

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