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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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Stop and smell the roses

Great garden with lot of varieties of plants and flowers all located in a very interesting location partially on the side of a hill and next to the old territorial prison. Enjoy.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Iowa
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Great garden with lot of varieties of plants and flowers all located in a very interesting location partially on the side of a hill and next to the old territorial prison. Enjoy.

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Redwood City, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We visited this botanical garden at the height of summer in a hot dry spell. Surprising that they have been able to keep the garden looking lush in these conditions. Definitely worthwhile for a quick visit - whether you like gardening or not. If you do, you'll find some good ideas for plants appropriate for the Boise climate - all... More 

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Lutz, Florida, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I went here with my parents when I first moved to boise. It was during the falls festival and there was a pumpkin/halloween contest going on. We enjoyed the weather and beauty. It would probably take a few hours to walk the whole place. It is right at the Old penitentiary so you could make at least a half day... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

What a great venue for a holiday party! Great views of the city and surrounding landscape - excellent photo opportunity.

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Pocatello, United States
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16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Have visited this garden 3 times in summer, 2 times for the Garden Lights Aglow Christmas lights, and 1 time in the fall for the scarecrow stroll. Our favorite time to visit is Christmas. We visited the garden last on July 3, 2015 when they were having free admission from 3-8. Really enjoyed hearing the Air Force Band from California.... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

My family and I visited the gardens and I was a little worried when we pulled up. It looked small until we got inside. It was very large and very beautiful. They offer the children backpacks filled with scavenger hunts and bonoculars and a magnify glass. My two kids loved it! It really made their experience special. I am so... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

My favorite time to visit is during the Christmas holidays with Santa's village busy with attendees serving hot chocolate and cookies. Santa and his reindeer are there to visit. The Holiday Light bus brings visitors to the Garden and to view city holiday lights for a minimal charge. During the summer, concerts are held in the Garden and catered meals... More 

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Oro Valley, Arizona, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The botanical garden is well planned and nicely presented with several different areas such as native plants, fire retardent plants, English garden, etc. Benches are scattered throughout so that visitors can sit and enjoy the surroundings. Take your time to enjoy this place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

The Botanical Gardens are very pretty and well done, but it's important to note that they are all outdoors. Don't expect some tropical paradise room with exotic flowers and plants. But do expect some expansive grounds with beautiful landscaping and sculptures and walking paths and you'll have a wonderful afternoon at the Botanical Gardens.

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Boise, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Located next to the historic state penitentiary you might not expect to find this delightful small garden. Seldom crowded during the week and always a good walk. Recommend that any day you want to stop and smell the roses. This is a good place.

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Additional Information about Idaho Botanical Garden

Address: Historic District, Boise, ID 83712
Phone Number: +1 208 343 8649
Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Boise
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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