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

Butterfly Walk

May 27, 2017   9am

Join us for a guided butterfly walk once-a-month throughout the Summer -- a slow-paced tour where you can see, photograph and learn about colorful species ranging from Empress Leilia to Queen, Spring Azure and more.  READ MORE


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