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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Programs & Events

Friday Bird Walk with Lisa Murphy

09/21, 10/05, 10/19, 11/02, 11/16, 12/7, and 12/21   6:30 a.m. in Sept., 8:30 a.m. all other dates

Join guide Lisa Murphy for a Friday bird walk at the Arboretum! This is a great way to get into birding, sharpen your skills and get some exercise. Beginners are always encouraged and welcome.  READ MORE


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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Arboretum Hours

Last admission one hour prior to closing

October – April
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

no park entry after 4:00 p.m.

May – September
6:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

no park entry after 2:00 p.m.



Arboretum Entrance Fee

Adult (13+): $15.00
Child (5-12): $5.00
Age 4 and under: FREE