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

Fall Plant Sale

October 14-29, 2017   8:00am - 5:00pm

Need planting and landscaping advice? Arboretum staff are joined by helpful volunteers from Pinal County's Superstition Mountain Master Gardeners program there to advise and assist buyers with suggestions for trees and smaller plants ideal for awide range of landscaping projects.  READ MORE

Guided Bird Walk with Lisa Murphy

October 20, 2017   8:30am

Fall-Winter migrating birds visit the gardens in October. Sharpen your birding skills and join a guided bird walk this month to hear their chorus around the gardens.  READ MORE

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Arboretum Hours

Last admission one hour prior to closing

October – April
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

May – September
6:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Arboretum Entrance Fee

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