Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Boyce Thompson Arboretum

Hi again All!

Sorry it's been so long since we had an update. Nancy and I have been having fun running around exploring Tucson and the surrounding area. Yesterday, we loaded Luke and Leia into the car and took a day trip up to the Boyce Thompson Arboretum in Superior, AZ.

Superior, AZ. may seem like a long way to travel from Tucson to take the dogs for a walk, but the Boyce Thompson Arboretum is a worthy destination. Admission to the park is $7.50 per adult (free for dogs) and includes, live music (when available) and guided tours.

The Arboretum has a tremendous variety of desert plants including, succulents, cacti, bushes, shrubs, trees, herbs and more. Many of the plants found at the Arboretum can also be purchased there and made part of your own personal home arboretum.

 The Boyce Thompson Arboretum is also a great place to view all types of garden wildlife such as, humming birds, butterflies, bees, lizards etc.

The main trail around the park is about a mile and a half long and is pretty easy to negotiate for the most part. There are a few areas outside of the main trail that can be a bit more challenging if you feel adventurous. No matter which trails you choose the views will be beautiful.

If you find yourself in the area of Superior, AZ drop by the Boyce Thompson Arboretum for a nice long stroll in the garden.

Have a great day everybody!!


1 comment:

  1. Nice pictures Noah! Hope all is well with you guys.