The Arboretum at Flagstaff is a great place to visit, especially if you have a green thumb. By the time your visit ends, you will be green with envy with the display of plant life at the Arboretum. Your experience will include native plants to the alpine tundra, coniferous forest and high desert.
The Arboretum covers 200 acres. There is so much to see, ranging from display gardens, a solar greenhouse, children’s garden, wildflower meadow, herb garden, wetlands, riparian area and nature trails. The Arboretum supports the conservation of rare and endangered plants. Research is done to help save a variety of plants.
You will want to stop in at the visitor center to plan out your day. The gift shop is another place you won’t want to miss. You will find something here to remind you of your visit.
The Arboretum of Flagstaff is open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 to 5:00 during April through December 15 and during the summer 12:00 to 3:00. For more information, call 520-774-1442.
The Arboretum of Flagstaff is located just 4 miles south of Flagstaff off of Interstate 40 on Woody Mountain Road. If you are coming from Tucson or Phoenix take Interstate 17 north out of town to Flagstaff. Once you are in Flagstaff take Interstate 40 west out of town for about four miles. When you come to Exit 191 take it and then take Woody Mountain Road and follow the signs to the Arboretum.