Boyce Thompson Arboretum


  • Founded Date January 1, 1900
  • Sectors Work Camping / Workcamping / Workamping
  • Posted Jobs 0
  • Employer Type Business
  • Job Location Types Offered Onsite
  • Company Size <10

Company Description

“The mission of Boyce Thompson Arboretum is to inspire appreciation and stewardship of desert plants, wildlife, and ecosystems through education, research and conservation.
An Arboretum is an botanical garden that focuses on trees and other woody plants. Although Colonel William Boyce Thompson’s original intent was to plant trees (hence the name, Arboretum), he soon realized that all types of plants from deserts around the world should be included, studied, conserved and made available to the public.
Boyce Thompson Arboretum is located in the Sonoran Desert and is home to a variety of lush desert gardens, which all have a considerable degree of seasonal beauty for you to experience. This makes visiting at any time of the year advantageous for visitors who are both local and from around the globe.
Regardless of the season in which you visit, make sure you prepare yourself accordingly. If you are visiting in the summer months, pack plenty of water to stay hydrated. Always stay on the trails and watch where you walk as wildlife often crosses the trails.