Pollinator plants, fruit trees and even a few rare Cork Oaks will be featured in our Spring Plant Sale March 13-29, which opens with Friday members-only preview shopping March 13; on that day select plants are available only for BTA annual members to purchase -- and the sale opens to everyone March 14. $10 admission includes daily 11:00 AM guided tours plus special guided tours such as our Guided Wildflower Walks Every Thursday and Saturday in March, weekend bird walks - geology tours, too. Read more in our E-newsletter
And we're hiring - one position for a groundskeeper remains open as of March 4; if you have considered working at the Arboretum check our Jobs Page for complete details - and make sure to apply online via UAcareertracks
* March is a great month to buy annual membership -- these start at $50 and allow two people a full year's access to the Arboretum; membership is the best way you can help support BTA Wondering about weddings? Download our wedding PDF
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.Check out Local Restaurants
Bring your own food - 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 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 placefor children to learn and for all ages to appreciate the beauty and importance of desert ecosystems.Explore the gardens on a virtual tour!
March Exhibit : Paintings by Bud Heiss
Our visitor center gallery exhibit showcasesLandscape artist Bud Heiss during March