When I sang praises of the Ruth Bancroft Garden in Walnut Creek, friends suggested that I check out the cactus garden at Stanford. Two attempts to find it and 3 different maps later, I can say it is fantastic!
Originally planted in the 1880’s this garden has some pre-historic looking specimens.
As you can tell from the angle of view this thing is over 12 feet tall. If Ansel Adams was here or someone who uses 1930s contact printers, it would look like this:
The garden has fantastical specimens I’ve never seen before:
And some I have but which are both much bigger and surrounded by others:
The garden is easily doable in 30 minutes and would reward a longer visit, one which I hope to make soon.
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I feel all prickly inside…………….well done as always.
Hi KC – love your humorous reply! Thank you for the complement – you see a lot as a creator and a teacher! Thanks again
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