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As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Boyce Thompson Arboretum relies on admissions, donations, annual memberships, plant and merchandise sales and fundraising events to achieve our mission.

Volunteers support every operation and are the heart and soul of BTA. Major and Legacy Gifts have a long-term impact, providing support for buildings, gardens and large-scale programs.

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Member support enables the Arboretum to achieve its mission and contributes to the ongoing care and development of BTA’s world‐class collections. As a member you will have unlimited free admission for a full year. Other benefits include our quarterly member magazine, guest passes, discounts on plant and gift sales, members‐only events, e-newsletter and more.
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The historic Smith Building at Boyce Thompson Arboretum


There are many ways you can contribute to the ongoing success of Boyce Thompson Arboretum. The Annual Fund helps BTA inspire, educate and engage with visitors through programs, walks and guided tours. It supports field trips targeted to meet a range of academic standards for school groups visiting the massive outdoor classroom that is the Arboretum.
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Our Donors

Boyce Thompson Arboretum gratefully acknowledges all of the individuals, corporations, small businesses and foundations that have supported the Arboretum’s mission to inspire appreciation and stewardship of desert plants, wildlife, and ecosystems through education, research and conservation, through their kind and generous donations.

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There are many benefits to volunteering: you can take part in special projects and learn from professionals while you work together; you can be part of a close-knit community of volunteers; you can share your time, skills and talents with one of Arizona’s top natural attractions (and make a real difference!); and perhaps most importantly, you’ll have fun!


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