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

Butterfly Walk

May 27, 2017   9am

Join us for a guided butterfly walk once-a-month throughout the Summer -- a slow-paced tour where you can see, photograph and learn about colorful species ranging from Empress Leilia to Queen, Spring Azure and more.  READ MORE

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Arboretum Hours

Last admission one hour prior to closing

October – April
8:00am - 5:00pm

May – September
6:00am - 3:00pm

Arboretum Entrance Fee

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