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 […]

ASU geologist leads Aug. 25 rock walk at arboretum

Geologist and Arizona State University Professor Steve Semken is to lead a walking tour at 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at Boyce Thompson Arboretum in Superior. See rocks and volcanic formations along the arboretum’s main trail on a guided tour that compresses almost two billion years of geologic history into just over one educational hour, […]

Edible, medicinal desert plants walking tour at arboretum

Edible and medicinal desert plants walking tours are 8-9:30 a.m. Saturdays, Aug. 4 and Sept. 1, at the Boyce Thompson Arboretum in Superior. Prickly pear cactus fruits yield more than just a colorful margarita mixer. They’re nutritious and have a unique taste, according to a release. Both the pads and fruit of these cacti are […]

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”) […]

Buzzards back at Boyce for Pinal County tradition

Spring begins this month, and a Boyce Thompson Arboretum vernal ritual will take place Saturday, March 31, with a 7 a.m. vulture viewing. The arboretum, 37615 US 60, Superior, celebrates one sure sign of the season with the annual arrival of resident turkey vultures. Arizona State University professor Dave Pearson will salute the birds from […]

Free admission to state parks during Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend

Arizona State Parks & Trails is offering free admission during Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend, in celebration of the Arizona State Parks & Trails’ recognition as the best-managed state park system in the nation. The National Recreation and Park Association awarded Arizona State Parks & Trails with the gold medal for best-managed state park […]

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.