Year opened: 2000

"Mexico" presents the plants of arid regions of Central America. Full of prickly cacti, giant agave plants and flower-rich yuccas, this place is to briefly take you to Mexican deserts and semi-arid zones. Be however careful of that monkey business – the fine thorns that grow over the majority of the plants have barbs so putting them out is a challenge. At first glance, you will surely be taken by the well-known pricklypear that is particularly sought after for its edible fruit. The most striking plants across the Mexican display, however, are undoubtedly those of the agave genus.