Boyce Thompson Arboretum

Immerse yourself in the year-round beauty of the desert at Arizona’s largest and oldest botanical garden, Boyce Thompson Arboretum. With 105 acres of gardens, five miles of trails, 4,025 taxa, and 20,000 different plants, it is a must-see destination for families and nature lovers visiting Arizona. Boyce Thompson Arboretum was founded in 1924 by Colonel William Boyce Thompson as Arizona’s first nonprofit research institution. The arboretum sits on 372 acres of beautiful Arizona desert and hosts three nationally accredited collections. It continues to be a place dedicated to the
growth, research, exhibition, and education of flora and fauna. Now featuring collections from the U.S., Mexico, Australia, Madagascar, India, China, Japan, Israel, South America, the Middle East, Africa, the Mediterranean, and the Arabian Peninsula.

  • Accessible
  • Family Friendly
  • Parking Available
  • Pet Friendly
  • Location
  • 37615 E Arboretum Way
  • Superior, Arizona 85173
  • HoursMay to September: 6 a.m. - 3 p.m., October to April: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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