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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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Beautiful Lights

We were here again in December for the Holiday Lights, but it happened to be one of the coldest nights of the season. Needless to say we didn't end up staying as long this year... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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58 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were here again in December for the Holiday Lights, but it happened to be one of the coldest nights of the season. Needless to say we didn't end up staying as long this year. But it was just as beautiful as it was two years prior. Love watching the miniature train travel around one area. Very thankful for the... More 

Thank jJessup
Boise, United States
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The paths are winding invitations to various ecosystems. It is lovely and has a different environment for everyone with places to have a blanket or a table picnic. I do wish the signage was a bit better as I would like to learn more native plant names. I know it's not possible to name everything, but would love to see... More 

Thank Riley C
Boise, Idaho
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have yet to see the garden in the spring, but fall and winter were great. The lights during the winter holidays were breath taking. There a re many paths to take so you can spend a couple of hours going from desert to a Victorian garden. Sometimes it's just nice to find a hidden corner and just sit. I... More 

Thank Mike G
Boise, Idaho
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40 reviews
34 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to the Botanical Garden before, but most recently we went for the Winter Garden Aglow event held at the holiday season. I have been wanting to go for several years, and I'm so glad I finally did! We went with my husband's parents, and had a wonderful time, even though it was very cold! The lights are... More 

Thank Reina H
Meridian, Idaho
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

We have been a number of times and there is no bad time to visit. We have gone in the summer and spring for the beautiful plant life. We also went during Christmas for the amazing lights. The best was doing our family portraits there. Our family really enjoys the gardens.

Thank runner1986
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161 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

If you visit Boise during winter, you must check the Winter Garden Glow. They decorate all trees with colorful Christmas lights, it looks magical! You can also have some hot chocolate and hot cider with cookies during your visit.

Thank dcastelucci
Boise, Idaho
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53 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

I came on a clear but cold December evening to see their annual holiday Garden aGlow, when they put up a ton of lights. It was fun, the lights were a bit much for my taste in some places (too busy), but in other areas just beautiful. I have been to the Tacoma, WA Point Defiance Zoolights several times so... More 

Thank Kari D
Boise, Idaho
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Fun outdoor activity around the holidays for families. They serve the best hot cocoa and apple cider. Beautiful when it snows, too

Thank McGilliBary
Portland, Oregon
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Beautiful Christmas lights. I turned on some Christmas music on my phone to set the mood. The paths were muddy from all the rain. I am glad I had boots on.

Thank Cindy H
Boise, Idaho
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

We treated some extended family to a the winter light display at the Idaho Botanical Gardens. Friendly volunteers were directing traffic, parking and guiding us into the gardens and we were keying the kids up to what they were about to see. We had received a 2 for 1 admission coupon, so when presented with the pricey entrance fee ($8... More 

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