Plants of the Bible Land Walking
Tour 8:00 a.m. September 16

The Sinai Desert lies roughly at the same latitude as our own Sonoran Desert; many of plants common in the Middle East can thrive in Arizona -- and may be seen here at Boyce Thompson Arboretum. Learn more and hear Plants of the Bible Lands narrated by Arboretum volunteers on a guided walk showcasing palms, pomegranates, figs, olives, and other plants here. September 16 is the final 8:00 a.m. tour; this guided walk moves to 1:30 during Fall and Winter months. This walk and most weekent events open to the public are included with $12.50 daily admission, no reservations required.

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Expect to learn some new things, too, about history, scripture and biblical botany during this relaxed, slow-paced walk through gardens that are all easily accessible for visitors who use wheelchairs or walkers.
Guides suggest wear comfortable walking shoes and a hat, sunscreen and carry water.

Plants of the Bible Land tours are included with the price of daily admission and are separate from official Arboretum tours. Groups and clubs of 20 or more may also schedule their own Plants of the Bible Land guided tour by special arrangement. To arrange a group tour, please contact Instructional Specialist Lacey Pacheco at 520.689.2723, or
Visitors on a group tour must still pay for daily admission, but there is no added charge for the Plants of the Bible Land tour. The Boyce Thompson Arboretum is located about 45 minutes east of Mesa - right near highway 60 milepost #223. From Tucson, the Arboretum is about a two hour drive via highways 79 and 60. For other information or directions please call the recorded message line at 520-689-2811.
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