Idaho Botanical Garden

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2355 Old Penitentiary Rd, Boise, ID, USA
1 (208) 343-8649

IDAHO BOTANICAL GARDEN

About us

The Idaho Botanical Garden is a private, non-profit corporation existing without state or federal funding. The garden is completely dependent on tax-deductible contributions from community-minded citizens, corporations, foundations, and site rental. The Mission of the Idaho Botanical Garden is to provide a full garden experience for all ages that enhances community quality of life through plant collections, our education programs, and our entertainment, cultural and community events. Located in Boise’s Old Penitentiary Historic District, the Idaho Botanical Garden is dedicated to enhancing our community’s quality of life through fostering a love of nature and developing intellectual curiosity in people of all ages. Originally the site of the tree nursery and grounds of the State Penitentiary, the Garden is a living museum. The Garden provides enriching garden experiences through educational programs, botanical collections, a variety of entertainment, cultural and community events. It is also a refreshing and inspiring year-round outdoor destination for local residents and out-of-town visitors. Nestled at the base of the Boise Foothills, the Idaho Botanical Garden offers a beautiful location to host weddings, celebrate birthdays and hold private events. Each year, the Garden invites the community to a variety of events that highlight the Garden through music, art, and seasonal celebrations.

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People from every imaginable walk of life – kids, teens, adults, and elders; students, teachers, and gardeners; couples on their first dates, their wedding days, and their 50th anniversaries – all benefit from the education, community, and appreciation of Idaho’s unique natural and horticultural beauty that the Garden provides.

They grow with us. By donating to Idaho Botanical Garden you’ll enrich the lives of every person who visits the Garden.

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The Garden is a 501(c)(3) organization and gifts are deductible to the fullest extent of the law. You will receive a receipt to keep for tax purposes.

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Idaho Botanical Garden

2355 Old Penitentiary Road Boise, Idaho 83712

Hours:

Garden hours: Mon-Fri, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Garden Store hours: Closed. It will reopen Nov. 28 for Winter Garden aGlow!

Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Garden Admission

Members & Children 3 and under: Free

  • Adults: $8
  • Seniors (65+): $6
  • Youth (4-12): $5

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Grow With Us - Idaho Botanical Garden

"This place is a labor of love, and it's beautiful because of that."Click the video to see what Idaho Botanical Garden means to people in your community. And help Idaho Botanical Garden continue to cultivate, educate, and celebrate by donating today: http://bit.ly/SupportIBG

Posted by Idaho Botanical Garden on Friday, December 8, 2017

Visit the Garden, a Living Museum

Idaho Botanical Garden is a special place in the Treasure Valley community. The Garden provides enriching garden experiences through educational programs, botanical collections, a variety of entertainment, cultural and community events. We invite you to visit and enjoy this local living museum.

Posted by Idaho Botanical Garden on Thursday, June 21, 2018

Posted by Idaho Botanical Garden on Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Took a quick walk through the Garden to say hi to our awesome volunteers and horticulture staff! #nationalhighfiveday

Posted by Idaho Botanical Garden on Thursday, April 18, 2019

Winter Garden aGlow 2016 Aerial View

Have you see the Garden glow? Now open every night through January 1! Here's a peek thanks to Rapid Aerial LLC! Check out idahobotanicalgarden.org for details!

Posted by Idaho Botanical Garden on Friday, December 2, 2016