Visit Boyce Thompson Arboretum

Desert Wildflowers

Desert Wildflowers

Visit Boyce Thompson Arboretum

Boyce Thompson Arboretum is in Superior, Arizona. The one-hour drive is a real treat at the peak of wildflower season. This is one of the best areas in Arizona to view wildflowers in the spring and fall colors in November.

Smith Interpretive Center, the original visitor center, was built in 1925 and is on the National Register of Historical places.  There are two greenhouses attached to the building and a beautiful area next to the building for having a picnic or enjoying the gardens.

Smith Interpretive Center

Smith Interpretive Center

Exhibits

  • Hummingbird & Butterfly Garden
  • Demonstration Garden
  • Rose Garden
  • Children's Horticultural Garden.There is an area where you can act as a human sundial, the kids enjoyed this part.
  • Chihuahuan Desert is a .27 mile trail that showcases desert plants
  • Australian Exhibit that takes you through a eucalyptus forest
  • Taylor Legume Garden
  • Cactus and Succulent Gardens
  • Herb Garden & historic Clevenger House
  • South American Exhibit
  • High Trail is a .45 mile trail through the Upper Sonoran Natural Area

 Tip: Fill up your gas tank before heading out to Superior, there are no gas stations for many miles. There is one in Superior, AZ

Address: 37615 East US Highway 60 Superior,AZ

Art at the Arboretum

Art at the Arboretum

Location: Superior, AZ

Directions: Boyce Arboretum is 1 hour east of Phoenix on the Superstition Freeway. Drive towards Apache Junction, past Florence and continue on towards milepost #223.

Hours: Summer Hours: May-August 6:00-3:00 pm
Winter Hours: September-April 8:00-4:00 pm
The park is closed on Christmas Day.

Prices: Adults: $7.50, Ages 5-12 years: $3.00, Under 5: Free
Phone: 520-689-2723
Website:http://ag.arizona.edu/bta/

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