Cactus Garden in Panchkula is the biggest one in Asia which harbours huge collection of rare and endangered cactus species. Cactus belonging to the same growth and genera are collected here. Opuntias, Ferocactus, Agaves, Columnar cacti, Echinocereus and Mammillarias are some of the varieties of cactus which one can see while exploring the garden.
The National Cactus and Succulent Botanical Garden and Research Centre is situated in Sector-5. Dr J.S. Sarkaria was the chief architect of this garden. He donated infinite species of succulent plants and cacti to the huge collection in the garden. The educative section has a collection of bonsai.
The garden aims to save and preserve these endangered species and has thoroughly kept up to the objective. Genus Caralluma is one such cacti of Indian origin whose complete collection is available in the garden. Cacti and succulents of more than 2500 variety are available here.
Botanists and travellers who harbour special affection towards cactus pay a visit here. Their medicinal values also attracts tourists. Cactus Show takes place every year in the month of March. Enthusiasts from all over the nation are seen here during this time. Nine glass houses are present in the garden. Plants are also sold here.