Monday, April 3, 2017

Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park Photos

My husband Bill was gone for a few days last week, visiting his dad in Apache Junction, Arizona. They visited the Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park and I asked him to share a few photos.

Bill here. If you happen to get down to Superior, Arizona, you should definitely visit the Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park. It's about 60 miles east of Phoenix. The arboretum is  well laid out and includes all local cacti and many others from north and South America and Australia too.

The cacti grow profusely in this lush desert area.

An inviting bench in the children's garden.

The lichen add even more color to the cactus.

I would say those are Agave and barrel cactus, along with a Palo Verde tree, but there are so many different types of plants in the arboretum, I would most surely be wrong.

The walking trail through the park leads you to Ayer Lake. It's a great place to take a rest too.

Very few cacti were blooming as it is still a little too early, but this ocotillo was showing blooms on its tips.

A picturesque suspension bridge over Queen Creek.

Some amazing plants on the lower part of the trail.

A nice arrangement near the end of the trail.

These beautiful flowers were in full bloom. Thanks for viewing my photos and be sure to come back Wednesday for a new post from Linda.


Olga said...

Beautiful. I love desert scenery.

Coelle said...

Thanks Lindsa for posting! I live in the Phoenix area and have been to this state park numerous times. It's beautiful and there's a wonderful circle walk that's about a mile through different terrain ending in a Eucalyptus forrest. It's so worth visiting!

Linda Kaiser said...

Thanks Bill for the great photos! And for writing the post.

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