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[Total: 0    Average: 0/5] You must sign in to vote See how Steve and Kelly Winn transformed their large yard into a sculptural cactus retreat. The Stanford Cactus Garden (30,000 square feet), also known as the Arizona Cactus Garden, is a botanical garden specializing in cactus and succulents. It is located on the campus of Stanford University (within the Stanford University Arboretum, and near the Stanford Family Mausoleum and the Angel of Grief), Palo Alto, California, USA, and open to the public daily without charge The garden was first planted between 1880 and 1883 for Jane and Leland Stanford to a design by landscape architect Rudolph Ulrich. It was planned to be adjacent to their new residence, and part of the larger gardens for the Stanford estate. However, the home was never built. The garden was regularly maintained until the 1920s after which it fell into great disrepair. Volunteer restoration work began in 1997 and is ongoing. Notwithstanding decades of neglect, some of the original plants remain. The garden now contains approximately 500 cacti and succulents in 58 beds, broadly divided into two major sections. The Eastern Hemisphere section is planted with aloes, jade plants and other succulents from Europe, Asia, and Africa, and the Western Hemisphere section holds cacti native to the Americas. Historic plants, comprising some 10-15% of the plantings, have been left in their original locations. As of July 2006, the plants were not labeled. (From Wikipedia) Video Rating: / 5

7 Comments

  • gugenheim84 1 year ago

    The beauty of this garden hardly needs loudly recorded background music of someones personal love song. It only interferes with the beautiful visuals forcing a mood on the viewer they may not necessarily want.

  • jakftm 1 year ago

    beautiful footage, beautiful song, beautiful video

  • Laird Krug 1 year ago

    I have just recently begun looking into a cacti and succulent garden, this is a fantastic Garden, and the music is beautiful!

  • Migel1993 1 year ago

    i love this song … : )

  • chillifarmerjoel 1 year ago

    Amazing! just started cacti/succulent collecting but now i want my garden just like that! i could chill there for hours.

  • albert marquez 1 year ago

    sad song !

  • whoIcy 1 year ago

    i like the song~

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