Tours and Activities

Garden Tours

Daily/April 15 – October 31/FREE with paid admission/11am and 1pm

Explore the beautiful Arboretum grounds and gardens with a trained docent and learn all about the Colorado Plateau. Discuss the native plants of Northern Arizona, our historic buildings on site and our latest research and work.

Tours last one hour–bring water, a camera, and comfortable walking shoes.

Bird Walks

Saturday Mornings/May and June/FREE

Join members of the local Audubon Society on a morning bird walk through the gardens between May and July. More than 130 species of birds have been sighted! (JUNE 3rd WALK HAS BEEN CANCELLED). Last walk of the season is June 30th.

Tours begin at 7:30am–bring water, a camera and comfortable walking shoes.

Wildflower Walks

Fourth Saturday Mornings/June, July, and August/FREE with paid admission

Join our knowledgeable Arboretum staff for a summer Saturday morning walk and explore all the colorful varieties of native Northern Arizona wildflowers.

June 23rd, July 28th, August 25th. Tours begin at 9:30am, bring water, a camera and comfortable walking shoes.

Butterfly House

Daily 10am-4pm/Seasonal/FREE with paid admission

Hundreds of colorful butterflies native to northern Arizona are on display May 25 – September 30. You’ll learn about the life cycle of butterflies, the importance of pollinators, and observe these important insects emerging from their chrysalises! Find out more here.  Find out more about the 16 different species of butterfly here.

A very special thank you to our sponsors! 
Marie Dolores Jackson,  Anne-Marie Malotki & Ted Bowell, Linda Otzen. Noel Roth, Pete Schepper & Bernadette Chavez, Susan Turner, National Bank of Arizona

Botanical Blacksmiths and Friends

Daily/June-September/FREE with paid admission

The Arboretum at Flagstaff celebrates art in the outdoors with the Botanical Blacksmiths and Friends, a collection of over 32 pieces of outdoor artwork created by members of the Arizona Artists Blacksmith Association and other artists. Artwork is installed down the main path and around and in the Willow Pond.

Most artwork is available for sale

Group Tours

By appointment only/Discounted admission for large groups

The discounted admission fee for groups (more than 6 adults) is $7 per person. Private tours can be arranged for an additional fee of $25. Commercial tour operators and drivers are admitted free.

Please call in advance (928) 774-1442, ext. 110, to book a group tour.

People with limited mobility may arrange to ride in a golf cart during scheduled tours. Please call (928) 774-1442 or notify the Visitor Center staff in person that a golf cart is desired a minimum of 30 minutes before the scheduled tour start time. Only staff and volunteers are permitted to drive golf carts through the gardens.