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Hey all just wanted to share some pics of an amazing cactus garden we visited on our recent trip through Asia.

It's called 'PINEVIEW Nursery' (LINK) and is located in a town called Kalimpong which is in the hills in the north east of India, not far from the famous town of Darjeeling. It has some spectacular views of the Himalayas off in the distance and does some great food, and you can even stay there for peanuts.

I snapped off some pics while we were there thinking of you guys, and there are also heaps more on their site. Enjoy!

Firstly here is the owner - very lovely lady as you can imagine (just unfortunate that it looks like she's having a scratch)

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One of about 7 or 8 (from memory?) greenhouses -

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She called these 'mother in law's cushion'! -

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And the rest of the random shots we took -

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Grafting stock?

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Lophs!

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Flowers -

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Some grafted lophs -

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More grafting -

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Other random cacti -

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A friendly staff member -

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Her Kitchen!! Some great curries coming out of here.... :drool2:

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The view from the greenhouses (too hazy to see the himalayas that day) -

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And we found this growing from the road on the walk home -

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:wub: India

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holy batman thats a lot of cacti

are these for sale? Any idea what sort of prices things were bring sold for?

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F'ckin sweet! Good to know Lophophora lives in India, couple nice Trichos too... thanks for sharing.

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And WTF is up with that insanely pink coloured trich flower? I notice she's grafting those, so assume it's worth more than others or has higher demand.

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Hey yeah what is that? I thought it was a Echinocereus of some type . Didn't click on it close up , it does look tricho-ish..

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thanks heaps for those photos man.. absolutely stunning.. love the lopho's and the stray weed growing out of the cracks - different world huh :)

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seems cactilove is a world wide phenomenon! amazing lophs

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Oh my god, such a nice collection and those Loph's :drool2:

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holy batman thats a lot of cacti

are these for sale? Any idea what sort of prices things were bring sold for?

I dont know how she works it, but Im sure you could find out on their website.

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How do they make that graft (of the insane pink one) look like it's exploding with all those multiple arms? Note also that it's pupping like crazy. I thought I had lost interest in grafting, but I'd love to make something look like that.

Fantastic, thanks for the pics.

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Goes to show you can find cacti enthusiasts gardens from sea-level to the Himalaya's. Beautiful set-up and specimens.

What's the thickly ribbed, large diameter, columnar cactus in the same shot with the owner?

Think I saw one very similar in someones front yard in SA and couldn't identify it?

Great pics, must have been a great trip.

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What's the thickly ribbed, large diameter, columnar cactus in the same shot with the owner?

Ferocactus ?

I love cacti pron!

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Goes to show you can find cacti enthusiasts gardens from sea-level to the Himalaya's. Beautiful set-up and specimens.

What's the thickly ribbed, large diameter, columnar cactus in the same shot with the owner?

Think I saw one very similar in someones front yard in SA and couldn't identify it?

Great pics, must have been a great trip.

Thanks for the kind words! Sorry I can't answer as I don't know much about cacti..

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You've successfully given me itchy feet. Nice one, Hyphal.

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You've successfully given me itchy feet. Nice one, Hyphal.

Great news - book that ticket :excl:

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And WTF is up with that insanely pink coloured trich flower? I notice she's grafting those, so assume it's worth more than others or has higher demand.

nah naja it IS an Echinocereus

http://toptropicals....only=0&first=40

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my goodness.

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thanks for sharing

very interesting stuff

yeah the big one looks like a ferocactus

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Great pics mate. How'd you find this place? To think I could have visited...

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