Cactus Nijar

Cactus Nijar: Hours, Address, Cactus Nijar Reviews: 5/5

Nature & Wildlife Areas • Gardens
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Christine M
Velez Blanco, Spain94 contributions
Wonderful scenery plus plants for sale
Mar 2020
We live an hour and a half away from here, but make the journey regularly. It is mainly a specialist seller of succulents and cacti, plus other xeric type plants and trees. However they also show beautiful avant garde stone statues you won’t find anywhere else. There is a lot of land here, and it has been sectioned off into different types of styles of landscapes. There’s an area to meander through ancient olive trees that are stupendously planted at least 60 cm’s higher than the path we walk on, in dappled shade. Fascinating idea. Plus another area has various water pools fashioned from concrete, and so on. The wonderful sample plantings of agaves, aeoniums, a. Haworthii’s, etc etc are all sensitively placed and without fail get me spending in order to take home the latest plants I’ve fallen in love with. They have a good selection of pots, too and if you need a particular plant potted up in a new pot, they will do it for you, using the correct porous medium.

The last time we visited we were walking quietly across the land, looking down into the cañada before us when three baby ibex (a type of goat) walked out in front of us followed by four adults. They look more like deer than goats, I’ve always thought. Beautiful things. They were aware of us but kept walking or trotting slowly, climbing up the rocks and inclines until they disappeared some few minutes later, quite unconcerned. Wonderful! What a spot to go searching for plants, as well as commune with nature.

I bought a desert cactus (huge thing, so pleased with it) and several large pots, plus various big succulent specimens to further widen my collection. The guys here are very knowledgable and full of information about their plants and care so it’s a pleasure to chat to lovely people and gain practical help at the same time.

We’ve been to a few music gigs here, too. Great layout, different types of music and food too. Ask to go on their mailing list and you’ll then receive emails to find out when their music events are. Forget how much it is, but it’s super-cheap.

If you’re interested in Mediterranean gardening, do go along and have a good look around. I read a good review on it in the Financial Times a while ago so google for that to find out their London gardening journalist’s viewpoint, too. Enjoy!
Written 3 March 2020
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sks161
Birmingham, UK54 contributions
Great Open Air Jazz Concert
Feb 2020
We discovered Cactus Nijar by accident and looking around the beautifully laid out free exhibition of Cacti we spotted a notice for the concert on the 9th Feb. The featured group was the 'Pepe Ibarra Trio', great mix of light jazz with some easily recognisable songs. The atmosphere was great and the event well attended. Entrance was €3 pp and there was a good supply of tapas style foods at €1 per item, as well as wines and beers. Seating is plentiful with some chairs and more bench type seats. We were blessed with warm bright sunshine and as facing the group meant facing the sun, hat and sunglasses are a must.
This was well organised if not well advertised and definitely worth looking out for as I think these may be monthly events.
Frustratingly there are an increasing number of people who take no account of an individuals' privacy and think nothing of filming the audience as well as the performing group on their mobile phones. I, for one, closed my social media accounts so as not to engage with the lack of privacy of these programs, so i would appeal to the organisers to look at how this problem may be addressed for the best way to respect everyones wishes.
Unfortunately we were sitting in front of a group of Brits who were there to socialise and not to enjoy the music but we tried not to let them spoil what was otherwise a very enjoyable afternoon.
Also, give yourself time to walk around the Cactus garden, its lovely to just sit and see.
Written 9 February 2020
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Alphonso M
London, UK75 contributions
Succulent Paradise
Aug 2019
It’s not all about cacti but what’s here will certainly fulfil your wildest desires.
It’s beautifully laid out, generously spaced and the setting is stunning. Other succulents abound here too. And you can buy them. I’ve seen specimens in botanic gardens and speciality shows elsewhere but the scale of this exquisite gem of a collection makes it a mandatory destination. Plan your pilgrimage today.
Written 26 August 2019
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nirmal s
Knebworth, UK25 contributions
Hidden gem
Jul 2019
We heard of this place and were lucky to visit it as we were staying in Nijar ..it was 15-20 mins from our accommodation. Not hard to find , the place is really clean and has varieties of Cactuses 🌵..looked after really well ..
Written 17 August 2019
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Ian C
Los Carrascos218 contributions
Amazing
This is a must to visit.
Jul 2019 • Friends
We visit regularly excellent range of cacti and containers.The vista and the planted area chain ges everytime we visit,truly exceptional
Written 17 July 2019
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Almeria2000
Almeria, Spain263 contributions
Free Cactus garden behind a garden centre!
Jul 2019 • Family
Easy to find and plenty of parking before the town of Nijar - next to a garden centre and municipal pool.

A beautiful spot to wander around - we would happily have made a donation as there is a huge amount of work that has gone into the landscaping of these lovely gardens.

Also, if you have the money, incredible cactus sculptures for sale that would look amazing in an Almerian desert garden!
Written 7 July 2019
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634christophert
Shipston-on-Stour, UK34 contributions
Magnificent cactus garden
May 2019 • Friends
We visited as a group of four, parked in the large carpark and wandered around the extensive cactus garden which is still developing.
Lovely selection of plants and sculpture
The cafe was not open when we were there but we found a great little cafe in Nijar up at the top opposite the church
Written 28 May 2019
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Ian C
Los Carrascos218 contributions
A must visit
Mar 2019 • Couples
We have been visiting for a number of years and have seen the fantastic progress which has been made. Somewhere worth visiting for the views and wonderful vistas. Also many cacti available for purchase.Very friendly and helpful.
Written 29 March 2019
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cemerrill6469
3 contributions
Lovely Afternoon
Mar 2019 • Friends
While visiting in Roquetas de Mar we visited here on a Saturday for one of the jazz concerts. The cactus gardens are absolutely beautiful. This American thought she was in Texas! There was a small fee for the concert and for food (which was very good) and drinks. Get there a little early to grab a seat with a back, if you need that over a bench.
Written 16 March 2019
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Hugo M
Mansfield, UK497 contributions
Wonderful viewing garden
Feb 2019 • Friends
A wonderful place to visit, the cactus nursery is laid out for visitors to walk around and enjoy the scenery. And there's lots - right across the valley, down to the sea, up mountains.
The cacti come in all shapes and sizes (including giant barrel cacti), pots and sculptures, water features, all alive with life.
It's like visiting an art gallery (free entrance) but able to buy the art work (well not the mountain or valley, but the cacti, sculptures and pots are for sale, and there are little cacti and succulents in pretty pots for the price of a postcard, along with detailed advice on how to look after them.
I Wish they had a café where we could spend some money to show appreciation, rather than more cacti than we can sensibly bring home
Written 4 February 2019
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