Time Out says
Madrid has its own desert. Rather, its own experimental landscaped garden with a biotech nursery, all very much from the 21st century. It's a space of more than 5,000 square meters dedicated to botanical gardens where cacti are the stars. But they're not the only ones in the show, as there are more than 400 xerophytic species, many of them even indigenous to the Community of Madrid. But the big draw is the chance to navigate the globe via the plants at Deser City: from Tuscany, with typical species such as olive, pomegranate, myrtle and lavender, to Arizona and its columnar cacti of different species and origins, or even the Mexican Guajira, an environment that has a diversity of cacti, xerophytes from the Mediterranean, and plants used in classical gardening.
Autovía A1, Km 25
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