Europe’s newest and largest cactus garden is a desert dreamscape.
If you’ve ever visited Spain during the summer, then you know that it can be hot in Madrid. So hot, in fact, that it’s actually a prime environment for growing cacti. This July, Madrid opened Europe’s largest cactus garden, called Desert City, with over 400 species of cacti in a gigantic 54,000-square-foot lot outside of the city.
The cactus garden was built using environmentally-friendly design and with the xerophilic (needing little water) plants as the main attraction, there’s reduced water usage. Desert City also has a café on site and even a shop, so you can take home some cacti for your own garden.