Squill, Frankincense & Unusual Plants of the Bible

Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park

March 17, 2018   1:30 p.m.

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Did you know that dozens of plants that originated in the Middle East also thrive here in AZ? In fact, big, mature examples can be seen on a walk around our main trail. The Sinai Desert is situated about the same latitude as our own Sonoran Desert. Join Arboretum volunteer, Dave Oberpriller, on his guided walk showcasing palms, pomegranates, figs, olives, and more.


Dave has divided his tour into three themed outings that alternate monthly: 'Unusual plants' on March 17, 'Food plants' in April and then 'Trees' in May. Walks are included with $12.50 daily admission, no reservations required. Dave's tour begins promptly at 1:30 p.m. so show up ready to learn new things about history, scripture and biblical botany during this relaxed, slow-paced walk through gardens! These events are easily accessible for visitors who use wheelchairs or walkers. Dave suggests comfortable walking shoes and a hat, sunscreen and carry water.