The Arboretum at Flagstaff

At 7,150 feet in elevation located on the edge of a large forest meadow, The Arboretum at Flagstaff is a unique destination, specializing in plants native to the high elevation habitat of northern Arizona.

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Visit the Arboretum to understand and appreciate the conservation of plants native to the Colorado Plateau. The Arboretum is open seasonally May through October, six days a week (closed Tuesdays). Come out with friends and family and a picnic basket and enjoy the natural environment that surrounds you!

The hours for the Arboretum are: Wednesday- Monday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Closed Tuesdays

A 50-minute guided tour is offered daily at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and is included with admission.


Feel your spirit soar as you witness beautiful birds of prey take flight in the inspirational and educational Airborne Raptors show during your Arboretum visit. With soaring hawks, talking ravens, magnificent owls and many, many more amazing bird species, the Airborne Raptors show is a fun experience for the whole family. Many different birds are showcased throughout the presentation, designed to increase awareness and appreciation of the role that birds play in sustaining our environment.

The Airborne Raptors show is held daily at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. (Except Fridays)


In association with Flagstaff Arts Council, the Arboretum holds a series of concerts with local performers throughout the summer.

Bring a picnic and a blanket and enjoy the scenery. With a view of the peaks and the shelter from the enormous Ponderosa pines, these outdoor concerts are the perfect summer activity.

All concerts are held on select Saturday’s at 5:30 p.m., rain or shine. For the 2015 schedule visit:

Tickets are available for purchase at the Flagstaff Arts Council, through Coconino Center for the Arts, or at the Arboretum Visitor Center.


Summer Plant Sale and Penstemon Festival

Saturday, July 11, 9 a.m. -3 p.m.
Admission: FREE

The 2015 plant sale will feature the Arboretum, Native Plant and Seed, and Warner’s selections of high-elevation plants for your garden as well as live local musical performers, food vendors and a beer garden.

Native Herb Festival

Sunday, June 27, 10 a.m. -3 p.m.
$17 –Members; $20 –Non-members

Learn from the experts about growing native herbs, herb crafts, and the magical medicinal properties of herbs. Organic herbs for sale plus live entertainment, vendors, food and beer.

Mushroom Festival

Friday, August 21, 5:30-8 p.m., Saturday, August 22, 9 a.m. -12 p.m.
$42 –Members; $50 –Non-members

Join us Friday evening for a wild mushroom tasting and presentation from special guest, or come out Saturday morning for a mushroom foray through the San Francisco peaks.

Wine in the Woods Festival

Sunday, September 13, 1-5 p.m.
$35 in-advance; $45 day of, $30 for Arboretum members.

An assortment of AZ wines and local eateries showcased throughout the gardens, featuring live performances from Arizona bands.

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