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

Dragonfly Walks at Boyce Thompson Arboretum

August 5 and September 2, 2017   8:30am

Photographer and dragonfly fan Roger Racut guides ‘an odonate excursion’ and interpreted walking tour to Ayer Lake and garden water features -- a chance to learn about these beautiful, fascinating insect predators.  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