Boyce Thompson Arboretum

Back to some of my favorite trips… Here are some pics from Boyce Thompson Arboretum which is just an hour or so outside of Phoenix. The photo of the cardinal isn’t mine. It’s from their website, but the others we took when we were there in April 2005.

It’s a beautiful place and never what you think you’d see just an hour from the desert. They have huge eucalyptus trees and gorgeous red cardinals! I hadn’t seen one of those since I was in Ohio. They have a wonderful butterfly and hummingbird garden as well. We found at least a dozen walking tours and classes to enjoy for little or no cost. They also sell cuttings of their plants a few times a year. The spring plant sale is March 9 -25. I want to try to go again this spring. Maybe we can get there for one of their gardening or landscaping classes.

Side note: I took the picture of this plaque at Boyce Thompson because Crider is my grandparents name. I had forgotten all about it. I want to try to research to see if we’re related…