Open Easter Sunday, 8am - 5pm
Guided Nature Walks Daily at 11 am
Wildflower Walks at 10 am April 26 and 27
During April we're open every day from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Daily Guided Nature Walks and special weekend events are included with admission of
$10 for adults, $5 for ages 5-12. Starting May 1 hours return to the Summer Schedule 6:00am to 3:00pm daily. April 26-27 brings a back-to-back weekend of guided 10 am wildflower walks.Read more in our E-newsletter
Guided walking tours along our 1.5 mile Main Trail leave the Visitor Center daily at 11:00 AM during April, a relaxing two-hour interpretive stroll along the main trail guided by Arizona State Parks Volunteers.
Enroll in a camera workshop such as Tom Boggan's April 27 Basic Photography class; read more detail on that and other
Arboretum 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.Check out Local Restaurants
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!
Photography by Rimgaudas
This month our visitor center gallery showcases photography by Rim Vidziunas