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    Agadir Opens a New Cactus Garden

    11 Jan 2018

    If you like cacti, then you will love the brand new Cactus Garden which has opened in Agadir.

    The new Garden boasts a collection of 350 species including many rare floral species – the oldest of which is 50 years old and the tallest is a staggering five meters high.

    The Garden was designed by Luc Fouerol and took a year to complete. It is located in Agadir’s Crocodile Park, which opened in 2015 in the Drarga part of the city. The project reportedly cost an estimated MAD 25 million and covers an area of four hectares.

    The new cactus garden consists of four gardens including one named “Blue” which is full of mainly blue succulents. There is a water garden with a collection of water lilies and a tropical area of giant bamboo. Also in the complex, there is a botanical garden but more significantly, it is home to more than 300 crocodiles. Visitors can learn a lot about the reptiles and can get up close and personal to observe their daily routines.

    A water garden with a collection of water lilies and a tropical area of giant bamboo and other rare floral species.

    The park is also considered as a place of learning that allows visitors, especially students and researchers, to discover crocodiles, their living spaces and their daily activities.

    The project, the first of its kind in the Souss region and in Morocco, reportedly cost private investors an estimated 25 million Dirhams. The inaugurated park spreads over an area of 4 hectares in Drarga, in the suburban area of Agadir.

    The park has four main gardens, including a garden called “Blue” which consists mainly of blue Succulents, a water garden with a collection of water lilies and a tropical area of giant bamboo and other rare floral species.

    It also offers its visitors and a shopping and entertainment area. Prices have been set at 70 dirhams for adults and 40 dirhams for children. The park is open from 10:00 to 7:00 P.m. until June 20 and then 10 to 11 P.m. from June 21st until September 13th.

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