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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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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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A lovely spot on the other side of the old penitentiary wall

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
Pam D
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Oro Valley, Arizona, United States
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Oro Valley, Arizona, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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178 reviews 178 reviews
20 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
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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Orange County
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119 reviews 119 reviews
23 attraction reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Went here in May. It is small and does not allow dogs so it lost my interest very quickly. I would suggest any of the parks along the Boise River instead. They are free and offer much more to do and see.

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Wichita, Kansas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We decided to just get out together and ended up spending several hours here. Very well maintained. Peaceful place to walk around and enjoy being together and outside.

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Boise, Idaho
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

The IBG is east of downtown off Warm Springs Road and is located next to the Old Idaho Penitentiary. There are several beautiful, historical houses along Warm Springs. The best time to visit the IBG is during the Christmas season when the grounds are decorated with an abundance of Christmas lights.

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Montauk, New York
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13 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

This place is so beautiful and has something to offer year round! All the beautiful blooms in the spring and summer, watching the colors change in the fall, and the beautiful Winter Garden A Glow in the winter with everything decorated with lights.

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Idaho, USA
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54 reviews 54 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

My kids love this place and we go once a year. My kids are 2 and 4. There are lots of things to explore for young kids like hollowed out logs, fish, a vegetable garden, flowers, outdoor-science-learning, etc. They will not be bored and you will all get more exercise than a trip to a park playground. When my youngest... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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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Additional Information about Idaho Botanical Garden

Address: 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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