April hours are daily from 8am to 5pm. Summer hours return in May - during that month hours are daily from 6am-3pm. During April your daily $10 admission includes daily 11:00 AM guided tours plus special guided tours such as our Guided Wildflower Walks Each Thursday and Saturday in April at 10 AM -- plus weekend bird walks - and even live concerts. April 4 brings Saturday afternoon music by The Needham Twins from 3-5pm, and the following Saturday April 11 features Americana by the tight band Mrs. Lincoln
Read more about concerts in our E-newsletter
Members! Have you received your appeal card in the mail? Click on the image of Mark Siegwarth at right for a short video about why your support is so important to the Arboretum.
* 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 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. 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 - Daily through April 5, Sunday
Our visitor center gallery exhibit showcasesLandscape artist Bud Heiss during March - the final day is Sunday April 5