The Wallace Desert Gardens at Boyce Thompson Arboretum

Recreation, Open Space & Trails // Landscape Architecture Design

Arizona environmental planning firm Logan Simpson prepared a trails master plan for the 392-acre Boyce Thompson Arboretum (BTA) state park and research institution. The plan features six miles of trails that link major exhibits such as the Cactus Garden, palm and eucalyptus groves, and the Landscape Demonstration Garden. Additional trails allow visitors to explore places like the colorful and interactive Children’s Garden. Natural Sonoran Desert habitat can be experienced from the High Trail. The master plan lays out future trails to provide visitors access to the Picket Post House, Colonel Boyce Thompson’s mansion, as well as rugged canyons and lush riparian areas along the creek.

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Boyce Thompson Arboretum
Arizona State Parks and Trails
Location
Superior, Arizona