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

Daily Guided Tours

Ongoing Daily   11:00 a.m.

Arboretum volunteers narrate the history of Arizona’s oldest and largest botanical garden while pointing out colorful plants and birds during a relaxed walk to observe seasonal changes.  READ MORE

Plants of the Bible Land Guided Walks

January 14, February 11, March 11, 2018   1:30 p.m.

During this once-a-month Sunday walk, Rich Adams guides his tour past palms, pomegranates, figs, olives, and other Plants of the Bible Land.  READ MORE

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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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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