Last week I visited the Arizona Cactus Garden, or, officially, Arizona Garden, a botanical garden specializing in cactus and succulents. Nope, I didn’t have to get on a plane and travel to Arizona. You can find this unique cactus garden on the campus of Stanford University in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Colorful springtime cactus blooms stood out among the sedate green colors predominant in the garden. Some of the cacti looked soft and fuzzy beckoning me to touch them. They didn’t fool me; I knew they would poke me good if I dared try.
About the Arizona Garden:
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.