7 Reasons To Visit the Arboretum at Flagstaff

Have you taken a trip to the Arb? Nestled among the tall, shady pine trees of Flagstaff, this oasis of native plants and picturesque mountain scenery is a local secret that everyone needs to know about. Now that the weather is starting to heat up, it's time to plan a seasonal escape from the Valley. Let the Arboretum at Flagstaff be your first destination!

The Arboretum at Flagstaff opens for the 2018 season on Sunday, April 15th.

Here are 7 reasons why the Arb is a perfect summer destination for you and your family. 


In celebration of their seasonal opening, the Arb is offering 20% off any membership
when purchased in the month of April.

* To redeem, use the coupon code ‘springdeal2018’ at www.thearb.org.

2. Family Fridays

Half-priced regular admission every Friday? Yes please! Pack the car with gear, supplies, and your entire family and prepare to explore Arizona's natural environment at 7,000 feet. The Arb has plenty of family friendly events and activities for both nature lovers and non; including bird walks, garden tours and a new Butterfly House (opening on May 25th) that will engage the senses for every age. 

3. Summer Concerts

Enjoy live music every first Saturday from June through September performed on the Arboretum stage. Surrounded by magnificent pines and a stunning view of the San Francisco Peaks, this popular Summer Concert Series features a wide variety of world-music performances just perfect for all ages. Beer, wine and cocktails for sale, and dinner options from local food trucks are available for purchase. The concert season kicks off with J-White on June 2nd. You can check out the full Summer Concert calendar here.

4. Wine Festivals

Sample delicious wines in the cool pines. The annual Wine in the Woods festival pairs locally-produced wines with some of northern Arizona’s best seasonally influenced restaurants, offering incredible samplings of regional cuisine and wine all enjoyed among the lush scenery of the Arboretum. Mark your calendars for Sunday September 9, 2018!

5. Galas

Glam up on Sunday, July 29th 2018 and visit the Arb for the most anticipated outdoor gala of the year! The Summer Soiree features silent and live auctions, entertainment, live music, a catered dinner (including wine) and of course the smells and sights of a variety of stunning gardens in full summer bloom. This is a summer evening under the stars not to be missed.

6. Plant Sales

Free entry and the best selection of seasonal plants at the Arb's Annual Seasonal Plant Sale. The Arb offers a large selection of native plants and specialty vegetables for high elevation gardening. The Spring Plant Sale will take place on May 27th followed by the Summer Plant Sale on July 14th.

7. Mushroom Workshops

Calling all mushroom fanatics: the weekend of August 18th and 19th takes you on a morning hike of mushroom discovery, followed by a tasting event that pairs mushroom appetizers with wine and beer tastings. Enjoy live music, an indoor lecture, cooking demonstrations, and additional learning opportunities. Check out all the details. 


More about the Arboretum at Flagstaff

The Arboretum at Flagstaff is home to 750 species of plants in gardens, greenhouses,
and natural habitats and is located 4 miles south of Route 66 on Woody Mountain Road
on Flagstaff's west side. The Arboretum offers summer nature camps, school programs,
and a variety of other fun and informative events. Admission is $10 for adults; $7 for
seniors, and $5 for youth 5 and up.

The Arboretum is open daily, except Tuesdays from 9:00am to 4:00pm, May through
October. Visit www.thearb.org for more information.