Magma Copper smelter multimedia exhibition at Boyce Thompson Arboretum begins Nov. 20

In collaboration with Resolution Copper, Boyce Thompson Arboretum is hosting a multimedia exhibition to coincide with the removal of the last buildings and structures of the historic Magma Copper Co. smelter at Superior. “The six-month exhibition honors the Magma Copper smelter’s cultural significance as a landmark in the community, its place in Superior’s mining history […]

Arboretum hosts natural remedies, herb walks and classes June 23-24

Sedona herbalist Feather Jones is hosting back-to-back guided morning walks that will explore the Curandero Trail and the herb garden June 23-24 at the Boyce Thompson Arboretum in Superior. The walks will be followed by workshops in an air-conditioned lecture room where the herbalist will coach enrollees Saturday (“Desert Herbs to Support the Immune System”) […]

Arboretum class May 27 on taking better photos with a smartphone

Valley photographer Alex Coleman is teaching “10 tips for better smartphone photos” at an informal 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, May 27, class at Boyce Thompson Arboretum, 37615 Arboretum Way in Superior. He is donating his time and enrollment proceeds to benefit the arboretum’s gardens, according to a release. Do you love taking pictures on your […]

Wear green, walk in green on St. Patrick’s Day at arboretum

The Boyce Thompson Arboretum offers a green setting and more to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day Saturday, March 17. In addition to guided tours, there will be a lunchtime concert by singer-songwriter Steve Holmquist, and a gallery opening 1-4 p.m. where photographer Lisa Langell invites guests to check out her exhibit. The day also is part […]

Arboretum, other state parks offer New Year’s Day hikes, events for sixth year

  This year is the 6th annual national collaboration of all 50 state park systems across the nation hosting guided “First Day Hikes” on New Year’s Day. The National Association of State Park Directors encourages everyone to kick off the new year with a guided hike, walk or tour in any of the participating state […]

Fall hours in effect at arboretum, plant sale scheduled for Oct. 17

Boyce Thompson Arboretum, 37615 U.S. Highway 60 in Superior, has October events ranging from weekend bird walks to a rollicking concert of Americana from Valley-based Trio Rio. Daily hours for the fall-winter schedule are 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Most public events are included with daily admission of $10. Check the website or connect on Facebook for specific details.

Arboretum annual members are invited to a preview of special plants in stock that will take place Friday, Oct. 16, one day before BTA’s big seasonal sale opens to the public on Oct. 17. The sale will continue through Nov. 1.

Trails and gardens are open to all visitors every day of the fall plant sale but the members-only preview shopping day on Oct. 16 reserves the selection of new and choice plants for members-only shopping.