Just one hour's drive east of Phoenix or 90 minutes north of Tucson -- its no wonder the Arboretum has repeatedly been voted "Best Day Trip" in polls of Arizona residents.
Arboretum is located at Highway 60 Milepost #223 near the historic copper
mining town of Superior, about one hour's drive due east of Phoenix on the
Superstition Freeway. Do you need Maps and Directions? Arizona State Parks has an excellent map/direction page to help you get here.
Arriving from Tucson? Take Oracle Road North to Highway 79, continue through and past the town of Florence to the junction where Highway 79 meets Highway 60, then turn right and drive another 12 miles East on Highway 60 to our front gate. Adult Admission is $9 for adults, $4.50 for ages 5 to 12; children under age five are admitted free.
Summer Hours: during May, June, July and August the Arboretum is open daily from 6:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Paid admissions are accepted until 2:00 p.m The day's final visitors admitted at Two O'Clock so those final arrivals still have one full hour to enjoy the gardens and trails -- and the park closes promptly at 3:00 p.m.
Winter hours: From September-through-April admission is taken daily from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (every day except December 25) and during Fall, Winter and Spring months the Arboretum closes promptly at 5:00 p.m.
Recorded event information line: 520.689.2811
Business office phone : 520.689.2723
Or write to:
Boyce Thompson Arboretum
37615 U.S. Highway 60
Superior, AZ 85173
STAFF CONTACTS (note: to thwart address harvesting by junk mailers, each email below lacks the "@." To make any address below valid simply replace the word AT with @ and delete the spaces between the person's name and the address string)
Director Mark Siegwarth <msiegwar AT cals.arizona.edu>
Gift Shop and Plant Nursery Director Lynnea Spencer <spencer AT Ag.arizona.edu>
Business Manager Patti Baynham<pbaynham AT cals.arizona.edu>
Director of Horticulture Cathy Babcock<cbabcock AT cals.arizona.edu>
Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations? Kim Stone <kstone AT Ag.arizona.edu>
Membership Coordinator Lorrie Polley <members AT ag.arizona.edu>
Education Program and School Tours Lacey Pacheco <lpacheco AT Ag.arizona.edu>
Volunteer Program Coordinator <BTAinfo AT Ag.arizona.edu>