The Boyce Thompson Arboretum is an Easy One Hour Drive from Phoenix or 90 minutes North Tucson.  The Arboretum is By Far One of The Best Day Trips  For Residents and Visitors from both Phoenix and Tucson.  If You Would Like to Learn More about Plantlife in the Desert, this is the Place to Do it.  There are Many Educational and Research Opportunities to Explore.  Much Can Also Be Appreciated and Learned about Conservation, Ecological Opportunities and Other Efforts associated with Arid Land Plants.  Walk the Trails, Explore and Enjoy the Many Desert Plant Collections and Learning More about the Thousands of Plants that You See All Around You During Your Visit.