Meet and shoot photos in the Stanford Cactus garden

Arizona Garden

The Arizona Garden is a historical garden in the process of renovation and preservation. It is located on the south side of the mausoleum off of Quarry Road between Campus Drive and Arboretum Road. The garden, also known as the Cactus Garden, was designed for Jane and Leland Stanford by landscape architect Rudolf Ulrich between 1881 and 1883. During the early years of the university, the Cactus Garden became the meeting place for many courting Stanford students.

There are many unusual plants within the garden. Selections from the Cacti family include columnar, barrel and monstrose forms. Selections of succulents include Aloes, Crassulas and rosette-forming Agaves. View a map of the garden which includes pictures of the plants.

http://bgm.stanford.edu/groups/grounds/special/arizona_map

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  • Bernard G.

    Sorry that I didn't make it. . . . But I went on friday by myself! I'm looking at some beautiful images. It always amazes me when I see an image through another photographers eyes.

    September 29, 2013

  • Shirley

    Thanks, Steve. It was a great choice for a photowalk. The garden really challenged me to see differently.

    1 · September 29, 2013

  • Steve S.

    A great turnout

    September 29, 2013

  • Matt P

    Ha, it tells me I can go 15m after it starts, fooy. (Was on wait list) Doesn't seem to let me set a didn't attend flag

    September 29, 2013

    • Matt P

      Ah different email let me change it

      September 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry. Overslept. Late night.

    September 29, 2013

  • Roberta B.

    Didn't realize that it was an hour drive. So...I'm my way. Will be a little late.

    September 29, 2013

  • Steve S.

    The garden is a relatively small area so having a large number of people would make it more difficult to move around

    September 25, 2013

    • Matt P

      Ah. Makes sense, hard to judge scale looking at the map

      September 25, 2013

  • Matt P

    Why only 20 on this one? Looks like a public place? Or is some sort of group size limit by the school?

    September 24, 2013

  • Bernard G.

    Can I add a guest?

    September 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Waiting list?

    September 21, 2013

    • Steve S.

      There now is a waiting list. I forgot to turn it on when the event was set up

      September 21, 2013

  • Nidhi

    Shucks! Forgot I'll be out of town!

    September 18, 2013

  • Katie D

    That is awfully early to be up on a sunday morning but I will try my best to be there. By the way parking is free on Sundays at Stanford.

    September 8, 2013

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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