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Special Event: Gardening
Arboretum Fall Plant Sale
The Boyce Thompson Arboretum popular seasonal sale and fundraiser is open to the public October 13 (Saturday) continuing daily through October 28 (Sunday). The gardens and trails are open daily as usual. Looking for a specific plant, wondering if it will b...
Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park
Superior, AZ

Fri 10/19/18 - Sun 10/28/18 at 8am-5pm
Special Event: Class/Workshop, Photography
Digital Photographers Roundtable: LightRoom, Photoshop & Beyond
Photographers of all skill levels who enjoy digital image post-processing are welcome at this informal classroom gathering in the Smith Building Lecture Room. Beginners are definitely welcome to attend this once-a-month meetup, which includes programs and ...
Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park
Superior, AZ

Sat 10/20/18 at 10am-12pm
Special Event: Talks/Lectures
Plants of the Bible Land Lecture: “Agriculture in Ancient Israel” with David Oberpriller
David Oberpriller guided popular “Plants of the Bible Lands" walks around Boyce Thompson Arboretum for more than a decade, pointing out plants mentioned in the Bible that can grow and thrive here in AZ, and sharing anecdotes from scripture. Trouble walking...
Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park
Superior, AZ

Sat 10/20/18 at 1:30pm-2:30pm
Art: Painting, Class/Workshop
Paint and Sip at Boyce Thompson Arboretum
Join artist Carla Keaton at Boyce Thompson Arboretum for a paint and sip in the beautiful botanical gardens! We will create paintings from beautiful scenes in the arboretum, to take away as your own personal memory from the gardens, while enjoying complim...
Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park
Superior, AZ

Sun 10/21/18 at 12pm-2pm
Sun 11/4/18 at 12pm-2pm
Art: Folk Art/Crafts, Art Talk, Painting, Photography, Gallery, Mixed Media, Museum, Sculpture, Class/Workshop, Social Event
Paint and Sip at the Boyce Thompson Arboretum
Please join me for a paint and sip class at the Boyce Thompson Arboretum in Superior. Participants will learn to paint very simplified scenes and diverse biology from the arboretum, taking home with them a piece of memorabilia of their experiences in the l...
Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park
Superior, AZ

Sun 10/21/18 at 12pm-2pm
Sun 11/4/18 at 12pm-2pm
Special Event: Tour, Nature
Sunday Guided Tours at the Arboretum
Arboretum volunteers narrate the history of Arizona's oldest and largest botanical garden; point out colorful plants and birds during guided nature walks. Join a relaxed walk to observe seasonal changes - engaging tour guide Bobbi Lancaster live onsite, an...
Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park
Superior, AZ

Sun 10/21/18 at 8:30am-9:30am
Special Event: Tour, Nature, For the Family, Gardening
Sunday Tree Tours at Boyce Thompson Arboretum with Jeff Payne
Since an Arboretum is a living collection of trees - what guided tour could be more fitting here than a once-a-month "Trees of BTA" guided walk? Certified Arborist Jeff Payne invites those who love all things sylvan and want to learn more about trees to be...
Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park
Superior, AZ

Sun 10/21/18 at 1:30pm-3pm
Sun 11/18/18 at 1:30pm-3pm
Sun 12/16/18 at 1:30pm-3pm
Special Event: Community Event, Nature
Butterfly Walks Season Finale at the Arboretum
Join us for our season finale guided butterfly walking tour to see, photograph and learn about colorful species ranging from Empress Leilia to Queen, Spring Azure and more. Adriane Grimaldi and Gail Morris guide this leisurely, slow-paced guided tour proce...
Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park
Superior, AZ

Sat 10/27/18 at 9:30am-11am
Special Event: Tour, Nature
General Guided Tour of the Arboretum
Arboretum volunteers narrate the history of Arizona's oldest and largest botanical garden; point out colorful plants and birds during daily 10 o’clock guided nature walks. Join a relaxed walk to observe seasonal changes - engaging tour guides Rich and Cind...
Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park
Superior, AZ

Sat 10/27/18 at 8:30am-10am
Special Event: Nature, Gardening
Edible-Medicinal Desert Plants Walk with Dave Morris
Have you tasted the sweet, unique flour that can be ground form mesquite pods? How about prickly pear cactus fruit jelly, or a nopalito; the pickled strips of a prickly pear cactus pad? Choctaw Nation member and ethno-botanist Dave Morris guides this one-h...
Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park
Superior, AZ

Sun 10/28/18 at 1:30pm-2:30pm
Special Event: Nature, Walking, Tour
Guided Bird Walks with Charles Babbitt
Engaging Sunday bird walk guide Charles Babbitt invites all who love birds to join him for a walk around the main trail. Arboretum guided bird walks are an ideal way to get into birding and to sharpen your skills – beginners are welcome. No binoculars - - ...
Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park
Superior, AZ

Sun 10/28/18 at 8:30am-10am
Special Event: Nature, Community Event, For the Family, Fair/Festival, Gardening
Fall Foliage Finale Festival
“Peak Week” should be right on schedule for Thanksgiving weekend, and our Fall Foliage Finale Festival capitalizes on the color. The Arboretum’s famous Chinese pistachio trees typically show their vivid shades of harvest gold, pumpkin orange and burgundy d...
Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park
Superior, AZ

Sat 11/24/18 - Sun 11/25/18 at 8am-5pm
Special Event: Tour, Nature
General Guided Tour of the Arboretum
Arboretum volunteers narrate the history of Arizona's oldest and largest botanical garden; point out colorful plants and birds during guided nature walks. Join a relaxed walk to observe seasonal changes and know what's new around the Arboretum trails each ...
Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park
Superior, AZ

Sat 11/24/18 at 8:30am-10am
Special Event: Tour, Community Event, History/Science
Geology Walking Tour at Boyce Thompson Arboretum
Learn about rocks and volcanic formations along our main trail on a tour with professional geologist Phil St. George as your guide on November 24. His lively tour that compresses almost two billion years of geologic history into just over one educational h...
Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park
Superior, AZ

Sat 11/24/18 at 1:30pm-2:30pm
Special Event: Talks/Lectures, History/Science, Tour
History Walking Tour with Sylvia Lee
You may have walked our trails a dozen times and never crossed paths with the Galapagos Tortoise pens. Take a moment to scan the horizon above Picket Post Mountain. Can you image cavalry soldiers camped in this region in the late 1800s? Phoenix historian S...
Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park
Superior, AZ

Sat 12/1/18 at 10am-12pm
Special Event: Nature, Tour
Edible-Medicinal Desert Plants Walk with Jim Shepherd
Nopalitos? Agave syrup? Mesquite flour? Have you tasted the sweet, unique flour that can be ground from mesquite pods? How about prickly pear cactus fruit jelly, or a nopalito; the pickled strips of a prickly pear cactus pad? Desert plant enthusiast Jim Sh...
Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park
Superior, AZ

Sat 12/8/18 at 1:30pm-2:30pm
Special Event: Nature, Tour
General Guided Tour of the Arboretum
Arboretum volunteers narrate the history of Arizona's oldest and largest botanical garden; point out colorful plants and birds during guided nature walks. Join a relaxed walk to observe seasonal changes and know what's new around the Arboretum trails each ...
Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park
Superior, AZ

Sat 12/22/18 at 8:30am-10am
Special Event: History/Science, Talks/Lectures
Pictures From Our Past – Slideshow & History Talk
Phoenix historian and author Sylvia Lee guides monthly walking tours narrating nuggets of Arboretum history – and putting her anecdotes in perspective next to 1920s structures, and the very first trees planted here. Starting at 10:00 a.m., Sylvia hosts ano...
Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park
Superior, AZ

Sat 1/5/19 at 10am-12pm
Special Event: Tour, Nature
Edible-Medicinal Desert Plants Walk with Jim Shepherd
Nopalitos? Agave syrup? Mesquite flour? Have you tasted the sweet, unique flour that can be ground from mesquite pods? How about prickly pear cactus fruit jelly, or a nopalito; the pickled strips of a prickly pear cactus pad? Desert plant enthusiast Jim Sh...
Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park
Superior, AZ

Sat 1/12/19 at 1:30pm-2:30pm
Special Event: Talks/Lectures
Plants of the Bible Land Lecture: “Agriculture in Ancient Israel” with David Oberpriller
David Oberpriller guided popular “Plants of the Bible Lands" walks around Boyce Thompson Arboretum for more than a decade, pointing out plants mentioned in the Bible that can grow and thrive here in AZ, and sharing anecdotes from scripture. Trouble walking...
Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park
Superior, AZ

Sat 1/12/19 at 1:30pm-2:30pm
    

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