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                       Butterfly Walk Saturday - July 22

Learn to identify Pipevine Swallowtails here this Saturday during our guided once-a-month Butterfly Walk that begins at 8:30 a.m. with guide Ron Rutowski on Saturday July 22.
$12.50 admission includes the Saturday guided walk; that same morning also brings a Geology Tour at 8:00 a.m., or drive up Sunday to attend our Edible-Medicinal Plants guided walk July 23 at 8:00 a.m., followed by a lecture and slideshow about Arizona's edible wild mushrooms indoors at 9:30. Click the link above or the image at right to read more about weekend nature walks and events.
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Questions about annual membership?
Please call Membership Services' Lori at 520. 609. 7873
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Summer hours June-through-September have 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. We are open these same hours on Memorial Day.
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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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

New in our Gallery - Sonoran Sunsets and Scenics by Roger Degler
Flower closeups, Superstition Mountain scenery and Sonoran Desert sunsets by photographer Roger Degler fill our visitor center gallery during July and August.