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

Learn Your Lizards Guided Walk

July 8, 29, and 30, 2017   8am

This entertaining guided tour around the gardens is not just for kids -- popular Lizard Walks are for all who enjoy Arizona's most common, colorful and charismatic little reptiles.  READ MORE

Learn Your Lizards Guided Walk

Sunday 7/30 to Sunday 7/30   8 a.m.

The final weekend this month brings two special days with back-to-back Lizard Walks guided by Casa Grande outdoor educator Wild Man Phil and his son, Arch – plus special guest guides as backup each day in case of crowds and overflow attendance.  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.

Arboretum Entrance Fee

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