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Celebrate Earth Day with us April 22 with a kids' craft table and guided nature walks Saturday morning, and 1:00 concert with live music by Baba Marimba in the Picnic Area . Read more about guided nature walks-- a spider lecture -- and Tree Cookie craft table for kids. Adult admission of $12.50 includes our 11:00 a.m. daily guided walking tour of the 1.5 mile main trail.
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Questions about annual membership? Please call Lori Coletta at 520. 609. 7873
April hours are daily from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Visitors are not admitted after 4:00, so our final guests each day have one full hour to enjoy the gardens and trails before 5:00 closing time. When Summer hours return May 1 the Arboretum opens from 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. from May-through-September; visitors are not admitted after 2:00, so our final guests on summer days have one full hour to explore the gardens before we close at 3:00.
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 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. 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!

April Gallery Exhibit -- Paul Gill Wildflowers
April is a peak wildflower month, and our gallery hosts an exhibit of Paul Gill Wildflower Photos