Tour – 'Plants of the Bible Land' at Boyce Thompson Arboretum
The Sinai Desert lies roughly at the same latitude as our own Sonoran Desert. Many of the same plants common in the Middle East thrive in our Arizona climate, and can be seen here at the UA's Boyce Thompson Arboretum in Superior.
During this once-a-month Sunday walk, Rich Adams narrates palms, pomegranates, figs, olives, and other "Plants of the Bible Land." Conducted at a leisurely pace, this guided tour lasts about 90 minutes and proceeds along wheelchair-accessible paths. Using references in ancient texts, Rich describes how people of the Bible Land used plants as food, medicine, and shelter in ways similar to how native peoples of Southern Arizona continue to do so in modern times.
Event included with admission: $12.50 for adults, $5 for children ages 5-12, free for children under 5. Free to arboretum members and Arizona State Parks pass-holders.