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

Guided Bird Walks in November

November 3, 4, 12, 17, 18, and 26   8:30am

Red-naped Sapsucker, Hermit Thrush and other Fall-Winter migrant birds have returned to the gardens by November; join a guided bird walk this month to sharpen your birding skills.  READ MORE


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.

Holiday Hours

8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Thanksgiving Day, November 23  (Last entry at 2:00 p.m.)

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Christmas Eve, December 24

CLOSED Christmas Day, December 25


Arboretum Entrance Fee

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