Arizona State Parks and Trails standard or premium passes are no longer accepted at Boyce Thompson Arboretum.

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

Geology Tour

Saturdays, May 25 and June 22, 2019   8 a.m.

Learn about rocks and volcanic formations along our main trail on a tour with professional geologist Phil St George as your guide for a lively tour that compresses almost two billion years of geologic history.  READ MORE

Edible and Medicinal Plants Tour

Sunday, May 26, 2019   8 a.m.

Dave Morris spent decades studying how native people in Arizona used plant materials and survived in the Sonoran Desert. He's an ethnobotanist, member of the Choctaw nation, a raconteur, and popular guide for this once-a-month walking tour showcasing edible, medicinal and useful plants of the surrounding Sonoran Desert at Boyce Thompson Arboretum in Superior.  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.

no park entry after 4:00 p.m.

May – September
6:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

no park entry after 2:00 p.m.

Arizona State Parks and Trails standard and premium annual passes are no longer accepted at the park.


Arboretum Entrance Fee

Adult (13+): $15.00
Child (5-12): $5.00
Age 4 and under: FREE