Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park, Superior, Arizona
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Boyce Thompson Arboretum is the largest and oldest botanical garden in the state of Arizona. It is one of the oldest botanical institutions west of the Mississippi. Founded in 1924 as a desert plant research facility and “living museum”, the Arboretum is located in the Sonoran Desert on 392 acres along Queen Creek and beneath the towering volcanic remnant, Picketpost Mountain. Boyce Thompson Arboretum is on U.S. Highway 60, an hour's drive east from Phoenix and 3 miles west of Superior, Arizona.
The Arboretum has a visitor center, gift shop, research offices, greenhouses, a demonstration garden, picnic area, and a looping 1.5-mile primary trail that leads visitors through various exhibits and natural areas. The exhibits include a cactus garden, palm and eucalyptus groves, an Australian exhibit, South American exhibit, aloe garden and an herb garden. There are also side trails such as the Chihuahuan Trail, Curandero Trail, and High Trail.
Over 2600 species of arid land plants from around the world grow at the Arboretum. Agaves, aloes, boojum trees, cork oaks, jujube trees, legume trees, and, in the Eucalyptus grove, one of the largest red gum Eucalyptus trees (Mr. Big) in the United States. Cacti and succulents grow extensively throughout the Arboretum.
Because the BTA is a riparian zone, the park attracts Sonoran Desert wildlife and migrating birds. Visitors have seen bobcats, javelinas, coatimundis, rattlesnakes, gila monsters, hawks, hummingbirds, and vultures. 270 bird species have been spotted in the park and the Audubon Society has designated the Arboretum as an Important Bird Area.
Currently the Arboretum has 5,000 members and attracts over 75,000 people annually.
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Bernie and Susan share their visit to the Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park which is located about 45 miles east of Phoenix and three miles west of Superior Arizona.
The arboretum contains over 2600 species of plants that flourish in arid places. The park also features an interpretive center, historic buildings, a lake, a creek, and scenic hiking trails.
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Boyce Thompson Arboretum - Arizona Dog Friendly
Just 50 miles east of downtown Phoenix, Arizona, on Highways 60 is one of the most original State Parks: Boyce Thompson Arboretum.
Established in 1924 as a means for the University of Arizona to study desert plants of the different deserts of the world, the Arboretum is named after William Boyce Thompson, the original owner of the 392 acre Botanical Garden situated near Superior, Arizona.
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Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Superior. AZ
Boyce Thompson Arboretum is 55 miles east of Phoenix, in the Arizona Upland division of the Sonoran Desert. It is located near U.S. Highway 60 milepost #223 on the south side of the road, just west of Superior, in Pinal County. The Arboretum lies along Queen Creek, an intermittent desert stream which flows through a picturesque canyon. The Arboretum is nestled against the base of the 4400-foot-high Picketpost Mountain. The Arboretum was created from 1923 to 1929 as a museum of living plants to help instill in humanity an appreciation of plants. The video was made on 01/02/2016.
Boyce Thompson Arboretum - Superior, AZ
This is a narrated overview of the Boyce Thompson Arboretum near Superior Arizona. Located on 320 acres, this is truly a unique place with species from around the world, many of which have 80+ years of maturity. Bring a picnic lunch and spend the day.
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See cactus and other plants from around the world that thrive in hot, dry desert climates.
Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park
Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park, in Superior, Arizona, is only a short drive east of Phoenix. It is Arizona's oldest and largest botanical garden. It is operated jointly by Arizona State Parks, the University of Arizona and the Boyce Thompson Arboretum Board. This video highlights Plants of the world's deserts.
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Today Rob and Sherry visiting Boyce Thompson Arboretum in Arizona.
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fostering of educational, recreational, research, and conservation opportunities associated with arid-land plants.
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37615 U.S. Highway 60
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HOURS during Summer months of May, June, July, August and September are 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily, with the day's last admission accepted and last visitors admitted at 2:00 p.m. so they have an hour to enjoy the trails. From October 1 though the end of April admission is taken daily from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., then the Arboretum closes promptly at 5:00 p.m.
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Arizona's Boyce Thompson Arboretum_Part 1
Welcome to This and That Northwest Goes to Arizona series.
I decided to visit the Boyce Arboretum in Superior, Arizona. While I was setting my gear up in the parking lot, trying not to melt, Rich came strolling along. We chatted at bit and he agreed to talk a little about himself, Picketpost Mountain and the Arboretum. In this first part of the series, we get to know Rich a little bit and he gives us some information about Picketpost Mountain.
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