Boyce Thompson Arboretum

Located 35 minutes from Globe, Arizona, the Boyce Thompson Arboretum seeks to inspire stewardship and appreciation of desert plants, ecosystems, and wildlife through conservation, research, and education.

The Boyce Thompson Arboretum was founded by William Boyce Thompson in 1942.

Boyce was a mining magnate that understood the plant’s importance as the ultimate source of well-being and survival; this legacy continues nowadays as the Arboretum offers classes, tours, and events that bring the wide community together in appreciation of the diversity of its growing collection.

The Boyce Thompson Arboretum is Arizona’s largest and oldest botanical garden, with 372 acres of scenic Sonoran Desert and nearly five miles of trails.

The Arboretum’s collection of plants includes the United States, Mexico, South America, India, Madagascar, Africa, Australia, Japan, China, Israel, the Mediterranean, the Middle East, and the Arabian Peninsula—a total of over 19,000 plants within 55 ha of gardens.

The Arboretum holds three Nationally Accredited Plant Collections: Fabaceae, Quercus, and Eucalyptus.

The Arboretum’s oak collection includes oak trees from Arizona, West Texas, and New Mexico in the US, such as Chihuahua, Sonora, and Coahuila in Mexico. | 37615 E. Arboretum Way Superior, Arizona 85173 | (520) 689-2723