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Idaho Botanical Garden

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Best Christmas Lights in the Valley!

A magical place to experience at any age! We go every year and it keeps getting better. It’s a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kristina W
Boise, Idaho
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Beautiful Lights, Hot Cider, Warm Cookies, Best Christmas Spirit!

Love the Idaho Botanical Gardens!!! Can't wait to make it out to this years Garden Aglow! We go... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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...more
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2355 Old Penitentiary Rd, Boise, ID 83712
+1 208-343-8649
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A magical place to experience at any age! We go every year and it keeps getting better. It’s a holiday experience you’ll treasure forever! Don’t forget to grab some hot cocoa on your way in & dress warm. We always wait until it snows which...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kristina W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love the Idaho Botanical Gardens!!! Can't wait to make it out to this years Garden Aglow! We go every year and there is nothing better than they beautiful lights, Christmas spirit, with some hot cider and cookies. This is one of the winter highlights in...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank kerossman
Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

Took our 4 year old grand-daughter to the Garden to find all the scarecrows. We three adults each voted for our favorite. Great way to discover new little garden nooks and crannies we hadn't visted before.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 22, 2018

Traveled to Boise for business and read about the garden scarecrow festival. I am a garden member in my own city so my membership allowed me free access to the Idaho Botanical Garden. This space is much larger than I expected with a lovely gift...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tiffany A
Reviewed October 20, 2018

A very well maintain botanical garden. Lots and lots of flowers and shrubs to fill the air with all sorts of fragrances. It is a large park, so you have plenty of walking to do. It is like walking through a tiny piece of God's...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank silverquill68
Reviewed October 13, 2018

We visit botanical gardens when we travel to new cities, and we were pleased that our home garden membership was honored for reciprocal admission at IBG. This garden is small, but is obviously a labor of love for the Boise community. The garden is arranged...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ZamiaV
Reviewed October 1, 2018

Last summer, we had the pleasure of visiting Boise, ID and really enjoyed our visit to the Idaho Botanical Gardens. It is located on the grounds of the old state prison, believe it or not! The area is divided into several different types of gardens...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed September 29, 2018

Let me get my main gripe out of the way first: we found it impossible to tell from the poorly drawn brochure map where the paths were directed, coming up to apparent dead ends where the map showed connections, etc. This frustration kept interrupting our...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ken B
Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

We always visit botanic gardens when we travel. I'm glad we came to this one! It is a medium size operation that has been very thoughtfully laid out and very well executed. We enjoyed our visit much and highly recommended it to you. The staff...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank knownalias
Reviewed September 19, 2018

Had numerous gardens and paths. Being out of towners, the most enjoyable was the Lewis and Clark path, showing a history of native plants, the expedition, and the impact Sacajawea had on them. I think it was $5 each for seniors - also had a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Jessica B
September 18, 2018|
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Response from 386richard | Property representative |
Hello - Bring in a picnic! Only restrictions are no outside alcohol. FAQ on website.
March 11, 2018|
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Response from HikerStan | Reviewed this property |
I have been there a few times over the years and the wheel-chair accessibility has improved to a point that visitors need not worry about access and taking in the highlights most anytime of the year. Even in the winter, if... More
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.