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Beverly Hills cactus garden


beverly hills cactus gardenBeverly Gardens Park is a narrow stretch that runs the length of Beverly Hills on the north side of Santa Monica Boulevard, about two miles or 23 blocks. It is divided into various sections with different kinds of plants, sculptures and fountains.

The Cactus Garden is located between N. Camden Drive and N. Bedford Drive. It contains desert plants including cactus and succulents.

The photo above and below shows The Church of the Good Shepherd bell tower rising above the trees at the north end.

Church of the Good Shepherd

I love century plants. This one below is the agave americana var. medio-picta – Yellow-Striped Century Plant

Eons ago I worked in Beverly Hills as project manager for an interior design company. I used to enjoy strolling through this park at lunch time.
beverly  gardens cactus gardenI am not a plant expert so I am afraid I can’t tell you what these are… I am sure if I took the time I could find the names but it is already past my bedtime after a very tiring day!

beverly  gardens cactus gardenI love all the plants of the desert, they are the most mysterious and striking of all plant life, in my opinion.

beverly-hills-121414-143-C-850pxAnd who doesn’t love the majestic Washingtonia (Mexican Fan) palm trees?

beverly  gardens cactus garden

beverly  gardens cactus gardenI’ll be posting more photos of other parts of the garden from time to time with more information about the park. In the meantime, enjoy the rest of the photos of the Cactus Garden.

beverly-hills-121414-187-C-850px beverly-hills-121414-200-C-850px beverly-hills-121414-206-C-850px beverly-hills-121414-212-C-850px beverly  gardens cactus gardenAll photos and content copyright roslyn m wilkins. Please feel free to pass along this post via email or social media, but if you wish to use some of our images or text outside of the context of this blog, either give full credit to myself and link to One Good Life in Los Angeles, or contact us for proper usage. Thanks!


Author: RMW

I am an explorer and creative person. I've had many jobs, careers and interests... everything in life and the universe fascinates me. Born in Brighton, England, I've lived my entire adult life in Los Angeles, California. A few years ago I rediscovered photography which is a great excuse to get outside and look. I'm also in the process of re-writing some of my unpublished short stories and possibly a novel. .

14 thoughts on “Beverly Hills cactus garden

  1. They really are magnificent plants and beautiful in their own way. 🙂 Knowing the names would not make them any more enjoyable. The trunk of the tree is so different.


  2. What a beautiful place. Thank you for sharing your lovely photos. I love cactus and palms.


  3. Thank you for the tour! So beautiful via your lens, Roslyn. I love these trees and cactus.


  4. Wow, what a place. I enjoyed the tour thru Your very beautiful photos.


  5. I would have such a field day here! Amazing…and much warmer than here 🙂


  6. I love it, now I’m curious about visiting that one, I love botanical gardens.


  7. oh I love that tree – third from bottom 🙂


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