Idaho Botanical Garden

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2355 Old Penitentiary Rd, Boise, ID, USA




A Full Garden Experience For All Ages

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.


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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2355 Old Penitentiary Road

Boise, Idaho 83712

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Garden Hours: Mon-Fri, 9 am – 5 pm

Garden Store Hours: Closed

It will reopen Nov. 24th – Dec. 31st for Winter Garden aGlow!

Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 9 am – 5 pm


Members & Children 3 and under: FREE

  • Adults: $8

  • Seniors (65+): $6

  • Youth (4-12): $5

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