The Cycad Pages
Where to see Cycads

In the wild

Carnarvon National Park
Central Queensland, 10 hours from Brisbane.
Malolotja Nature Reserve
Swaziland National Trust Commission
The Forest of Modjadji (Cycad Sanctuary)
South Africa

In public gardens


The Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
811 South Palm Avenue Sarasota, Florida 34236 USA
A garden dedicted to epiphytes, including the amazing epiphytic cycad, Zamia pseudoparasitica, and with many other interesting plants including cycads.
Fairchild Tropical Garden
00811 Old Cutler Road Miami, Florida USA
A garden dedicted to tropical plants, especially palms and palm-like plants Fairchild Tropical Garden.
The Montgomery Botanical Center
The Montgomery Foundation Gardens 00811 Old Cutler Road Miami, Florida USA
Specialising in Palms and cycads.
The Huntington Gardens
Los Angeles, California USA
A small but interesting collection of cycads.
Cycads Tres
Cycads at UCR
Santa Barbara, California USA
The Ganna Walska gardens, with a good collection of cycads.
Living Cycads at BFL
BFL's living cycads (Cycadaceae) were originally given to UT Austin by the University of Chicago from the collection of C.J. Chamberlain.


Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico. (Apdo Postal 63, Xalapa, Ver., 91000 Mexico).
This regional botanic garden, though very young in comparison with the larger botanic gardens of the world, houses the Mexican National Cycad Collection.

UK and Europe

by the City of Frankfurt - Germany.
Moor Bank Garden
Dept of Biological and Nutritional Sciences, Newcastle University, England
Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
Richmond, Surrey, England
Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh
Edinburgh, Scotland
National Botanic Gardens
Glasnevin, Dublin, Ireland
Aberystwyth Botanic Gardens Tropical Glasshouse
University of Wales, Aberystwyth, Wales
Pinetum Blijdenstein
Hilversum, The Netherlands


Nong Nooch Tropical Garden
Sattahip Chonburi Thailand
Fairy Lake Botanic Garden
Shenzhen PR China
South China Botanic Garden
Guangzhou Guangdong PR China


Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney
Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney
The Botanic Gardens of Adelaide
North Terrace, Adelaide
With 10 genera and approximately 79 named species.
Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne
South Yarra Melbourne
Townsville Botanic Gardens
Rockhampton Botanic Gardens
Cairns Botanic Gardens
Darwin Botanic Gardens

South Africa

Botanical Garden
Department of Botany, University of Pretoria
Lowveld National Botanical Garden
Nelspruit, South Africa
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
Cape Town, South Africa
(Other South African Botanic Gardens also hold good cycad collections)

The Cycad Pages

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Written and maintained by Ken Hill 1998-2010
Maintained by Leonie Stanberg and Dennis Stevenson 2010-2012
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