A prickly icon gets a sustainable makeover

An extensive renovation makes rare plant life once again accessible to the community

The Cactus Garden in Beverly Gardens Park is an iconic landmark. Since its establishment in 1934, it has become known as one of the few outdoor cactus and succulent collections featuring plant life and specimens from the deserts, mountains, and jungles of every continent on Earth.  

Eight decades later, the garden had fallen into disrepair. Unwilling to let this local treasure wilt any further, the Resnicks funded a complete restoration and renovation.  

Always with an eye toward sustainability, the new design reduced turf by almost half and cut water demands by over a third. Carefully maintained by a dedicated team, this revival ensures this historic site can be enjoyed for years to come.  

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