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              Butterfly Walk August 26

Guided tours Saturday include your choice between a geology walk August 26 at 8:00 or the butterfly walk at 8:30, and then Sunday morning Jim Shepherd guides visitors to see and learn about edible-medicinal-useful desert plants. Most weekend nature walks are included with $12.50 Daily Admission
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Questions about annual membership?
Please call Membership Services' Lori at 520. 609. 7873
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Summer hours continue daily through September with the Arboretum open from 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; visitors are not admitted after 2:00 during these months, so our final guests on summer days have one full hour to explore the gardens before we close at 3:00. Our Fall-Winter schedule resumes October 1.
Yes, dogs are welcome, provided they are leashed and well-behaved; and accompanied by courteous owners, too. Arboretum trails and gardens are Wheelchair Accessible
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Spring is a great season to buy annual membership -- starting at $60, these allow two people a full year's access to the Arboretum; membership is the best way you can help support BTA
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Plan breakfast or lunch in our neighboring town of Superior, local restaurants are just five-minutes drive east of BTA
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Bring your own lunch - visitors are welcome to use the tables and grilles shaded by trees in our picnic area. Please be aware of seasonal fire restrictions; call our staff at520-689-2723 during daytime business hours to verify whether charcoal is allowed in our picnic area charcoal grilles.
Do you need Maps and Directions? Arizona State Parks has an excellent map/direction page. The Arboretum is an Arizona State Park located at Highway 60 milepost #223 near the historic copper mining town of Superior, 55 miles due east of Phoenix. The drive takes about two hours from Tucson via highway 79 North through Florence to highway 60 -- then turn right and continue east another twelve miles. There is no restaurant at the Arboretum but sandwiches, drinks and snacks are available in our gift shop. Picnic tables and charcoal grills are available for visitors to use; propane and charcoal are allowed, wood fires are not.
Read about the Arboretum's 75-year heritage, our history page describes how the Arboretum has grown to include two miles of trails and into a placefor children to learn and for all ages to appreciate the beauty and importance of desert ecosystems. Explore the gardens on a virtual tour

Final Week for Roger Degler Sonoran Sunsets
Sonoran Desert sunsets by photographer Roger Degler fill our visitor center gallery this month.
Roger's exhibit ends Thursday; and starting Saturday August 26 the gallery features
art by Jill Cockrum - preview her exhibit and connect with Jill