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The Arboretum at Flagstaff, Flagstaff

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Garden Wildlife Area
Open May 1st - October 31st, every day except Tuesdays from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.

The Arboretum at Flagstaff is located on 200 acres within the Coconino National Forest. A research and environmental education center, the Arboretum is home to 2,500 species of plants in greenhouses, gardens, and natural habitats.

The Arboretum encompasses horticultural collections, rare plant specimens, historic buildings, and a nature trail through the Ponderosa pine forest.

Founded in 1981 with a mission to increase the understanding, appreciation, and conservation of plants and plant communities native to the Colorado Plateau, The Arboretum offers guided tours, school programs, and other festivals and events.
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  • Went to the Arboretum a couple of weeks ago. It was a bit early in the season so not a lot was blooming yet, but the Butterfly Room was wonderful. Got some really nice pictures in there. Planning to g...  more »
  • I went there today and went on tour learning about the plants and there medicinal properties. Docent was naturopath. Very interesting and each tour would differ with participants giving different view...  more »
  • I've visited this attraction several times over the years. It changes some, but it always seems unfinished. I enjoy seeing all the plants, especially the flowers, but they are not plentiful. We took a...  more »
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  • Cute little hidden garden, with some good views. Not much in bloom at this time (early June), so really just a nice little nature walk. Little butterfly house was cute. We were stopping by because we had some time to kill on our way back from the Grand Canyon. A dirt road leads to the arboretum, so that was a bit of a surprise, but not a problem.
  • Made this an impromptu stop while visiting Flagstaff this past weekend, and were so glad we did. There were beautiful flowers to photograph and enjoy and there was a beautiful wedding going on while we were there too. The staff was extremely friendly including the staff member who we flagged down as she left and happily answered our questions at the entrance gate (she exemplified joy in her responses about the place) and Emily (behind the desk at the Visitor Center) was so very pleasant. Also, the woman in the horticulture center was pleasant. She helped us get a bucket to photograph a flower from the top-side so we didn't have to touch anything. Photos came out amazing! Thanks so much for making our stop a pleasant one--it ended up being the highlight of our trip!
  • We go every year to the Festival Of Trees fundraiser. It's a great event. Also a good place to learn about Northern Arizona.
  • Cute little aborium. Love the butterfly house. They're very good about teaching interesting facts about butterflies. They also sell sculptures made by local artists. Great for pictures. The bathrooms are a little icky.
  • Great atmosphere. Great staff. The festival of trees event is my new favorite holiday thing to do in Flagstaff.