In the mid-1880s, when the Stanfords had plans for
a home where the Mausoleum now stands, Mrs.
Stanford had landscape architect, Rudolph Ulrich,
known then as 'the Arizona
Upon the death
of the Stanford's son, however, plans to build the
home were abandoned. (See Mausoleum).
Half a century later, during World War II, garden
maintenance was discontinued, and up to 80 percent
of the specimens were lost.