Boyce Thompson Arboretum

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United States of America - Arizona - Superior

Institution Code: ARIZ

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: Yes

About the Boyce Thompson Arboretum

The Mission of Boyce Thompson Arboretum is to instill in people an appreciation of plants through the fostering of educational, recreational, research, and conservation opportunities associated with arid-land plants.

Main Address:
Boyce Thompson Arboretum
37615 US Highway 60
Arizona 85273 United States of America

Telephone: (520) 689-2723
Fax: (520) 689-5858
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Lynne Nemeth, Executive Director
    Curator's Name:
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Becky Stephenson, Plant Recorder/Horticulture Specialist
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 5
    Educational Staff Number: 1
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number: 3

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: State: Yes
    Status: Educational: Yes
  • Date founded: 1927
  • Physical Data
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 53 Hectares
  • Total Area: 131 Hectares
    Latitude: 33.2808100
    Longitude: -111.1597000
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 131
  • Open to public: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 3200
  • Special Collections:Cactaceae (725 spp, 806 taxa) and other succulents (total cacti and succulents - 1,600 taxa), Leguminosae (88 spp.), Myrtaceae (76 spp., 82 taxa), Acacia (27 spp.), Agave (88 spp., 107 taxa), Aloe (94 spp., 102 taxa), Eucalyptus (56 spp., 58 taxa), Mammil

Conservation Programmes

Research Programmes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes