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

Guided Tours at Boyce Thompson Arboretum

December 22, 2017   11:00am

Join tour guides Rich & Cindy on a relaxed walk as they narrate the history of the gardens, educate of the colorful plants, exquisite birds, and the literal myriad of wildlife that calls the Arboretum home.  READ MORE

Christmas Bird Count at Boyce Thompson

December 23, 2017   7:00am to 5:00pm

Birders enthused to join this venerable holiday tradition may participate with our local Superior ‘CBC’ on Saturday., Dec. 23. Coordinator Cynthia Donald arranges teams to census sparrows and tally towhees from all over the Queen Valley and Superior areas.  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.

May – September
6:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Holiday Hours

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