The Deutsch Cactus Garden

" Cactus is the greatest manifestation of the struggle of life there is...." 
                                                                                    -Fred Deutsch


The Deutsch Cactus Garden is an extraordinary garden filled with over 250 different types of cactus and succulents, ranging from the sphere shaped cactus called the Agave Victoria-Reginae to the long, white-haired, cucumber-like cactus known as the Cleistocactus Strausii. The garden has lived at The Discovery Center in Fresno, California since 1995, where it has been satisfying the needs of cactus aficionados, to curious children looking to explore the world of cactus and succulents ever since. So please, come by and walk down the trail to witness this marvelous world of exotic desert plants. Just remember not to touch them or else they may bite! 

The Deutsch Cactus Garden has lived at The Discovery Center, in Fresno, CA since 1995. Some interesting facts about the garden include:


  • The Deutsch Cactus Garden is almost 90 years old

  • It spans a size of about one acre. 

  • The late Fred Deutsch created the garden in the backyard of his Fig Garden home over many years starting in 1930. 

  • Fred Deutsch and his wife Perle collected the cacti through their travels from places like Mexico, Arizona, and Southern California.

Visiting Hours:
Hours of operation for the garden coincide with that of The Discovery Center, and are as follows:

Mon-Fri 9AM-1PM
Sat-Sun 10AM-4PM


Museum Hours

Saturday 9AM-12PM

Outdoor Areas Only

Closed On Major Holidays

(559) 251-5533

Museum Admission

Admission Tickets: $6.00
Children 2 and Under Are Free

Veteran and Active Military Discounts

Social Distancing and Masks Required


1944 N Winery Ave, Fresno, CA 93703, USA

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