For those who want a great scenic and very educational short trail, you must check out this place!!! Not only will you love the peace and tranquillity, but you will find species of cacti and plants, you have never seen before!while walking through the trail, you will come into a building that explains the man behind this place. A man with a great vision named Thompson Boyce!
Here is a statement from Mr. Boyce. “I have in mind far more than a botanical propagation.I hope to benefit the state & SW. A plant collection will be assembled will be of interest not only to the nature lover and the plant student but which will stress the practical side as well to see if we cannot make the mesas, hillsides and canyons for more productive and of more benefit to mankind. We will bring together and study the plants of the desert countries, find out their uses, and make them available to the people. It is a big job, but we will build here the most beautiful and at the same time, the most beautiful and at the same time, the most useful garden of its kind in the world!”
This Arboretum is the best and one of the oldest botanical garden west of Mississippi and founded in 1924, standing on 392 acres along Queen creek, under the tall Picketpost Mt. off highway 60, 3 miles west of Superior.
As you go down the main trail, you will be astounded in the cactus garden and see some awesome and refreshing sites.
The trail leads you to Thompson Boyce house.
I highly recommend you coming here, it is absolutely amazing! There are over 5,000 members and it not only breathtakingly beautiful, but a great educational place!!! Thanks for reading and don’t forget to become a subscriber, to get great articles! Share, comment and write reviews! Thanks @ Desertexplorations.com