The Arboretum

As Arizona's oldest and largest botanical garden, Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park is the place to discover the intricate beauty of desert plants from around the world.

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The Gardens

Sheer mountain cliffs, a streamside forest, panoramic vistas, natural habitats with varied wildlife, a hidden canyon, and more await you in the park's specialty gardens.

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Programs & Events

Weekend Wildflower Walks in April

Saturdays and Sundays in April   10am

State Parks volunteers guide our popular Weekend Wildflower Walks – join either day for a chance to see, photograph and learn about Arroyo Lupine above Ayer Lake, Desert Wishbone along the Switchbacks, Wild Cucumber along Queen Creek - and a dozen other ephemeral flowers here at BTA.  READ MORE

Guided Walk on the Main Trail

Every day in April   11am

Arizona State Parks volunteers narrate arboretum history and point out colorful plants and birds plus seasonal changes on these daily guided walking tours.  READ MORE

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Arboretum Hours

Last admission one hour prior to closing

October – April
8:00am - 5:00pm

May – September
6:00am - 3:00pm

Arboretum Entrance Fee

Adult (13+): $12.50
Child (5-12): $5.00
Age 4 & Under: FREE