Jardin de Cactus, the Cactus Garden, is located at a former quarry for the extraction of volcanic ash and rock once used by prickly pear growers to conserve the ground’s nighttime moisture. The architect and artist César Manrique saw in this location the chance to convert a disused area into an unusual, terraced site where more than 1,400 clearly classified species of cactus are now grown. The site has Manrique’s unmistakable seal and is topped by a windmill, once used for grinding corn.
GARDENS. Free Live Zoom Series of art workshops for Children, Tweens, Teens, Families & Adults. Wednesdays at 5:30 PM. To sign up for this program send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a note GARDENS in the subject line. We will email you the ZOOM ID and password.
- White sturdy paper (any size) or letter-size print paper
- Watercolor paints (or crayons)
- Brushes and water container
Newspaper or table covering (optional but recommended)