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   October Hours 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
             > No Entry After 4:00 p.m.
              Fall Plant Sale October 13 - 29

Fall hours return in October, with the Arboretum open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and no admittance after 4:00 so our final guests each day have one full hour to enjoy the gardens. Mark your calendar for the Fall Plant Sale annual fundraiser - which begins with members-only preview shopping Friday October 13, then opens to everyone October 14-29.
Read about guided nature walks and special events
including weekend bird walk and special garden-landscape tours with Tom McDonald on Fridays October 13 and 20 -- most weekend events 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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These are the final weeks for Summer hours - which continue daily through September from 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; visitors are not admitted after 2:00 this month, 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

October Gallery Exhibit - Landscapes by Darrell Sheppard
Breathtaking Sonoran Desert landscapes by Darrell Sheppard are featured in our visitor center art gallery this month; meet the artist at his gallery opening reception October 15. Read more about Darrell - preview his exhibit