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Idaho Botanical Garden

2355 Old Penitentiary Rd, Boise, ID 83712
+1 208-343-8649
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Member Plant Sale

The Botanical Gardens is a great place. I attend many events here. I mentioned the plant sale... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
via mobile

The Idaho Botanical Garden is well maintained and loved. In October they decorate for Halloween... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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2355 Old Penitentiary Rd, Boise, ID 83712
+1 208-343-8649
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The Botanical Gardens is a great place. I attend many events here. I mentioned the plant sale, because it was the most recent, but I attend Great Garden Escape during summer, too.

Thank ssullivans
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Idaho Botanical Garden is well maintained and loved. In October they decorate for Halloween with hay rides and art. The gardens are dressed for the season and holiday at hand and I highly recommend this visit.

Thank Rhonda P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Maybe it is the time of year but we were not impressed. The staff could not tell us the type of flower we were asking about, the gardens were poorly maintained and the rose bushes were in critical need of dead-heading. It is a nice...More

Thank Alan B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is located on the old penatencuary lot. It was so beautiful to walk around. Price is so reasonable at $7.00 there's hiking by trails and children's garden. Wonderful sculptures. We talked with some of the gardeners. Really nice way to spend a few hours

Thank Cassie M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It was a beautiful sunny April day and we walked for hours reading the names of all of the varieties of vegetation and on some , the history, origins and use of the plants. The sculptures that have are placed all over the grounds are...More

Thank Deby R
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

The gardens are spectacular now with almost everything in bloom. They have really increased in size and maturity of plants over the last fifteen years, so if it's been a while, or you've never been there, definitely take a few hours and enjoy the scenery....More

1  Thank Jennifer P
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Took a leisurely walk through the gardens. Photo ops with the family. Quaint and lovely. Not a huge place, but enough for an hour or two of flower gazing.

1  Thank Stefani1220
Reviewed 14 May 2017

While not huge, the Idaho Botanical Garden is a really beautiful spot. Located next to the Old Idaho Penitentiary (also worth a visit), the gardens are perfectly kept, the buildings are spotless, and the volunteers are very friendly and know a lot about the plants....More

1  Thank Frank O
Reviewed 12 May 2017

The Botanical Garden has expansive grounds. There is a wide variety on display. We were there on a beautiful Spring day during early May. Very few of the plants were in bloom. Perhaps in a few weeks, there will be much more to see. Pictured...More

1  Thank David T
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Things were not quite in bloom yet. Looks like they are adding on and getting ready for summer. Went on a weekday.

Thank Michelle L
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Have a new puppy, can I bring her to concert on 27th? She is 7 pounds.
5 June 2017|
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Response from Sowellman | Reviewed this property |
I volunteer at the garden and pets are not allowed inside. If you go to the "policies" page on the IBG website, you will find the answer.
Is it open during the winter Holidays?
6 December 2016|
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Response from 386richard | Property representative |
Yes! The Garden is open during the holiday season. Mon-Fri: 9-5 pm & Winter Garden aGlow Mon-Sun: 6-9 pm. You can review hours on the website. I hope that helps! -Richard
Judy N
Can a small group have a picnic somewhere in the garden without having to rent the "picnic area"?
10 July 2016|
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Response from Riley C | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely. There are lots of areas for blanket and bench or table picnicking.