Tours and Activities

Garden Tours

April 15 – October 31/FREE with paid admission

11am Weekdays/11am & 1pm Sat/Sun

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, June, July FREE

Join members of the local Audubon Society on a morning bird walk through the gardens on select Saturdays between May and June. Dates currently set for May 4, May 18, June 1, June 15, July 6, July 20. Starting at 7:30 am. More than 130 species of birds have been sighted. Tours begin at 7:30am–bring water, a camera, and comfortable walking shoes.

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 22rd, July 27th, August 24th. 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 from May 24 to early September. You’ll learn about the life cycle of butterflies and the importance of pollinators, and you’ll observe these important insects emerging from their chrysalises! Find out more here.  Find out more about the 16 different species of butterfly here.


Botanical Blacksmiths and Friends

Daily/May 17-September 20/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 24 hours before the scheduled tour start time. Only staff and volunteers are permitted to drive golf carts through the gardens.