The Cactus & Succulent Collection

Ariocarpus retusus

The Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center has one of the finest collections of cacti and succulents from the Chihuahuan Desert region in the world. Visitors young and old alike are delighted by the diversity of the cactus family. The collection is spectacular in March and April when many of the plants are in bloom.

However, don’t let the time of year keep you away. There are usually a few plants in bloom at any time of the year and the texture and color of the spines are a delight year round.