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Idaho Botanical Garden

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Address: Historic District, Boise, ID 83712
Phone Number: +1 208 343 8649
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Loved the various gardens and nature trails, Lewis & Clark native plants, great views of Boise from the top

Visited in the first week of May 2015 when blooms were just beginning (no roses yet but a plenty of other plants with colorful flowers). This botanical garden is located off... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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7 reviews 7 reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Visited in the first week of May 2015 when blooms were just beginning (no roses yet but a plenty of other plants with colorful flowers). This botanical garden is located off Old Penitentiary Road, off E. Warm Spring Ave. The parking is just steps before the old Idaho Penitentiary, past the Idaho Historical Society building. It is about 5-10 min.... More 

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Boise
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

the gathering of members and the lights surrounding the gardens of organic herbs and spices very unique landscaping..our band swift n sassy was booked to play there the crowd was amazing..we rocked it

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Heyburn, Idaho
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I had never gone to the botanical gardens & decided that it was a good stop before heading home. For some reason in my mind it was like a flower show at the fair. I was wrong. It was much, much more! I was pleasantly surprised with the variety of flora & fauna & found the overall experience to be... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I visited a bunch of these sorts of gardens - it's nice, but not spectacular. Hit the garden if you have time and it's a nice day, otherwise go farther - McCall, for example, for nature.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Not much blooming yet, but this allowed us to see the sculptural elements much better. Like the historical aspect of the Lewis & Clark botanical area.

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Boise, Idaho, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Went for the light show at Christmas, it was gorgeous, very well executed. Cant wait to go back in the spring to see the grounds in daylight.

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Boise, Idaho
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I'm spoiled now! Love this venue to see a concert at Outlaw Field. It's a beautiful setting for fun.

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Boise, Idaho
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I've been going to IBG for over 20 years. Nestled at the base of the old Idaho Penitentiary, it's a great way spend an afternoon in history and nature.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

A beautiful green oasis in a typically brown portion of the Boise foothills. A great spot for a wedding - I should know!

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Meridian, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

The atmosphere is certainly great for xmas. The light show is wonderful and they offer refreshments. Its really well done and very affordable.

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