Visiting the Boyce Thompson Arboretum

If you’re going to visit the Southwest you want to come in the spring and if you’re in northern Arizona, you want to stop at the Boyce Thompson Arboretum off of Highway 60.

Boyce Thompson Arboretum

It’s so pretty in all the ways you expect in the Southwest

Cactus Garden

Boyce Thompson Arboretum

Boyce Thompson Arboretum

And then it’s spring so everything’s blooming

Dwarf Bottlebrush

Boyce Thompson Arboretum

Even the cactus

Boyce Thompson Arboretum

Boyce Thompson Arboretum

The arboretum is beautifully landscaped with a little lake

Boyce Thompson Arboretum

Wooden lookouts over the canyons

Boyce Thompson Arboretum

And shaded walking trails

Boyce Thompson Arboretum

The nature walk is 1.5 miles long, with a bunch of trail offshoots

Boyce Thompson Arboretum

Boyce Thompson Arboretum

Boyce Thompson Arboretum

I even learned a few things about iPhone photography by taking about 100 bad pictures of this flower before I figured out how to make it focus.

Dwarf Pomegranate

Boyce Thompson Arboretum

I mean… that seems appropriate :)

I had a really pleasant afternoon at this arboretum. If you’re near Superior AZ, check it out!