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to Sept 28 | NATURE AND MARKET | Exhibition of cacti and succulents | Ajuda | FREE
September 22, 2018 @ 10:00 - 18:00
Let’s face it, cactuses (“cacti” is also acceptable) are pretty cool. First of all, they look cool. They have spikes. Some can give you psychedelic enlightenment, others can give you a really bad trip. In a desert, they can save your life. Or not (see above).
As captives of your home, they don’t have to be walked, talked to, fed or even watered (that often). Most of them can survive harsh conditions that most millennials would die in with total ease and grace.
Here’s some more fun facts:
-there are more than 2,000 species;
-the tallest cactus species in the world is 19.2 meters (63 feet);
-despite their tough exterior, they all produce flowers;
-some cactuses (or cacti) can live up to 300 years.
Which is 50 years more than the Botanical Garden of Ajuda has been around. Nevertheless, to celebrate its 250th anniversary, the garden invites you to their first official exhibition of cacti, succulents, and bromeliads, going on all week, free of charge.
Bring the kids and come learn more about our humble little badass friends.
And maybe even take one home.