One man dared to think different, and that has transformed a 12-acre plot at the country town of Strathmerton into something of a Mexican Desert. Jim and Julie Hall’s dream blossomed into reality in 1988, when Mr Ken Jasper, MLA, officially opened “Spikes and Blooms”, a half-acre garden of Cacti and Succulents. The name was later changed to Cactus Country and today it is a major tourist attraction of Victoria.
More than 4000 species of cacti and succulents from around the world are planted here which can be viewed by walking through 8 different trails. The different sections are named South American, Mexican, North American, and South African depending on the country of origin of the plants. There are hybrid plants created by choice and by accident.
The gardens can be booked for photoshoot, Weddings, and events. There is a bar and a restaurant. A huge range of Cacti and Succulents are on sale at the nursery.
Address: 4986 Murray Valley Highway, Strathmerton, Victoria
For opening hours refer the Cacti Country website