Did you think that Arizona only had two seasons (winter and summer)? This year we had a few days of autumn. They took place in December. We were very fortunate to explore the gardens at Boyce Thompson Arboretum during these few days. Follow along to enjoy the photos depicting Arizona’s autumn.
Boyce Thompson Arboretum entrance is off of Highway US 60 and between Florence Junction and Superior.
When mapping you can use the address 37615 E Arboretum Way, Superior, AZ 85173.
Visit the Boyce Thompson Arboretum website for up to date admission fees and hours.
There are multiple restrooms with flushing toilets and running water sinks.
Do you love a good outdoor picnic? There are many picnic tables and trash cans to have a wonderful meal.
There are many benches to sit down and soak in the sounds and sights of your surroundings.
Drinking fountains to refill your water bottles are available. Note they blend in with the scenery.
Love the plants you see? Boyce Thompson Arboretum had a gift shop where you can purchase the different varieties.
To view the map and list of trails available, visit the blog from our visit in November 2019. There are many maps to find your way on the paths.
We played around in the rose garden. I was able to smell some of the most wonderfully frequented roses.
Hunter found a suspension bridge and had a few jumps and sways.
There are flat trails and elevated trails. To see the views, one gets to take the High Trail that has many steps and loose rocks on the path. Therefore wear sturdy shoes and bring your camera.
The flat tails lead to great finds such as an old house.
Here you learn about the family who lived there via an auto recording.
There is a button on the house to start the audio.
Keep your eyes open and looking up to see local birds.
Artwork is present along trails. Take a moment to appreciate the work put into each piece.
Arizona Autumn at Boyce Thompson Arboretum
We have visited Boyce Thompson Arboretum in the past and look forward to visiting in the spring, as the plants bloom at different times and provide a different experience each time.
Do you have a favorite place that you have visited many times at different times of the year?