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Idaho Botanical Garden

2355 Old Penitentiary Rd, Boise, ID 83712
+1 208-343-8649
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BEAUTIFUL!

The gardens are beautiful year around. The events that the gardens put on are all wonderful too... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
266samanthak
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Boise, Idaho
Beautiful Gardens

Over the years the botanical gardens have expanded and are ever changing. Does not matter the time... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
SherryO1
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Boise, Idaho
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Cultivate. Educate. Celebrate. Enhance your community and enrich your life. The Idaho Botanical Garden is a lush 15-acre tapestry of dappled shade and vibrant splashes of color. A peaceful haven nestled in the Boise Foothills, located in the heart of Old Penitentiary Historic District. The Garden promotes gardening in the Treasure Valley using native and domestic plants that are adapted to the intermountain region.
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  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“winter garden” (24 reviews)
“native plants” (18 reviews)
“lewis and clark” (16 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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2355 Old Penitentiary Rd, Boise, ID 83712
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+1 208-343-8649
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The gardens are beautiful year around. The events that the gardens put on are all wonderful too! We've been to many of them and to the concerts. You can get a yearly pass/membership as well if you want to visit frequently.Don't miss Winter Garden a...More

Thank 266samanthak
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Over the years the botanical gardens have expanded and are ever changing. Does not matter the time of year you visit. It is always a treat. After taking my friend who was visiting from out of town to see it I was inspired by a...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the first time I have actually made it to a concert. I have tried twice before but turned around due to the traffic. Nice venue for an outdoor event. They need to bring in a couple of more food trucks to speed up...More

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Reviewed July 10, 2018

I am a sports guy who stumbled upon the Botanical Gardens and would typically have never gone to a Botanical Garden. The layout is kid friendly and I was very impressed by the layout and the fun family friendly gardens. There is a tree house...More

Thank Brad R
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Reviewed June 26, 2018

On the grounds of the old Idaho Penitentiary, these gardens are a wonderful place to spend a hour or two relaxing and enjoying the Idaho weather. We met several of the volunteers who make these gardens stay alive and beautiful. Just take a relaxing walk...More

1  Thank john p
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Reviewed June 22, 2018 via mobile

We had same problems as we did for Penitentiary. Walking from that site to the gardens there was no signage, we had to ask passing cars to find the gate! The gardens are developed on the old prisons grounds and baseball diamond. It is very...More

2  Thank jacobyte
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Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

An absolutely delightful garden. Also, the staff was wonderful. These folks care about plants and people.

2  Thank Wasthatastopsign
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Reviewed June 14, 2018

I traveled from California to visit my granddaughters who live north of the Boise area. During my visit, I wanted to take them to the Idaho Botanical Garden on Thursday, June 7. After driving for nearly an hour, we arrived at the Garden at 10:30...More

5  Thank srmooreinLA
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Reviewed June 11, 2018 via mobile

I love Botanical Gardens and this was a little gem located outside the walls of the Old Penitentiary. On the approach l wasn't sure what to expect but once through the entrance any doubts were put aside. Great value for the money and plenty to...More

Thank E K
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Reviewed June 8, 2018

As an Easterner, avid gardener and photographer, I visited the Idaho Botanical Garden in June to learn about the wildflowers and other native plants I would be seeing in later hikes. The Lewis & Clark native plant garden, entered through a lovely circular pergola with...More

Thank Karen B
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marileero3
March 11, 2018|
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Response from kim d | Reviewed this property |
Hello, Much of the garden is wheelchair accessible. Although not all of it. As above, there are some ramps, wide paths, and so on.
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boisedenise
June 5, 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.
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Drmbd627
December 6, 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
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