Boyce Thompson Arboretum – Free Admission With CatCard and Fall Plant Sale
Boyce Thompson Arboretum is a 392-acre public gem in the Southwest located in Superior. The arboretum is a constituent unit of the School of Plant Sciences and managed through a cooperative agreement between the UA, the Boyce Thompson Foundation and Arizona State Parks.
Situated along Queen Creek and at the base of the picturesque Picketpost Mountain, the arboretum is open to the public seven days a week. In addition to the more than 2,600 species of arid adapted plants from around the world, the park hosts hiking, picnicking, birding and other recreational and educational opportunities.
October is our lucky month for visiting Boyce Thompson Arboretum! Oct. 13-29, anyone with a CatCard can visit the arboretum for free with their families, including dogs that are leashed, well-behaved and accompanied by courteous owners. The CatCard will also offer 10 percent off any plant purchase. In addition to this wonderful free admission opportunity, the arboretum is also hosting their annual fall plant sale. They will offer a huge selection of plants, complete with discounts, from Oct. 14-29 (with a special members-only preview sale on Friday, Oct. 13).