Open Daily 8am - 5pm Weekend Nature Walks
And December Fall Foliage
Photographers are capturing Fall Color in the gardensand the Arboretum is open every day -- Except Christmas Day December 25. Unique and thoughtful items are in our eclectic and surprisingly well-stocked gift shop;
Weekend Nature Walks and special events events are included with daily admission of
$10 for adults, $5 for ages 5-12;
Read more in our Enewsletter
Want to improve your photography? Enroll in a camera workshop such as Tom Boggan's Camera Basics here December 14. Read more detail on that and otherArboretum Photography Workshops
Consider annual membership -- they start at $50 and allow a full year's access to the Arboretum; membership is the best way you can help support BTA!
Plan breakfast or lunch in our nearby town of Superior, local restaurants are just five-minutes drive east of BTA and several offer discounts to Arboretum visitors and annual members.The Buckboard Cafe offers a special Arboretum-specific discount. Check out Local Restaurants, and ask your server if they offer and Arboretum-specific discount or deals.
Bring your own supplies and use the tables and grilles shaded by trees in our picnic area. Please be aware of seasonal fire restrictions; call our staff at 520-689-2723 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. Trails are Wheelchair Accessible 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 place for children to learn and for all ages to appreciate the beauty and importance of desert ecosystems.Explore the gardens on a virtual tour!
Paintings By Bud Heiss Through December 2
Daily through Monday December 2 Our visitor center gallery showcases new works in a show of paintings by Bud Heiss. And Next month our gallery features paintings by Becky Joy