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Idaho Botanical Garden

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Address: 2355 Old Penitentiary Rd, Boise, ID 83712
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+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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Beautiful beyond words

Visit every year and always enjoy the beautiful location! The Idaho Wine Festival event is awesome during the Summer, a must to go to.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Barbara C
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Boise, Idaho
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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visit every year and always enjoy the beautiful location! The Idaho Wine Festival event is awesome during the Summer, a must to go to.

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Littleton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit on Christmas Day. Lots of snow on the ground. The lighting was mind blowing. Every tree and shrub lit up with beautiful lights. We had hot apple cider and snicker doodles while standing around the fire barrel, listening to Christmas music. Quite magical.

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Thank Marjorie W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The children as well as the adults will love this winter wonderland of lights. Walk around and you'll be amazed at the artistry of lights and colors. You'll eventually meet up with Santa and a Reindeer that you can pet. Of course be prepared for cold weather. To warm up there is hot chocolate available.

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Boise ID
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

As locals we have been many times. It is a different experience than typical gardens which tend to be more lush, and focused on plants. The Idaho garden is a completely outdoor experience, with lots of walking (including an opportunity to hike on dirt trails in the foothills). It is a more arid garden focused on natural plants. Also the... More 

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Thank JudyfromBoise
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016

The Botanical garden does a great job in offering all 4 seasons. During the Holiday, A Winter-A-Glow, in the spring an amazing display of bulbs, summer the rose garden is fantastic among all their other treasurers and fall a blanket of textures that can only come from thoughtful planning. A beautiful oasis just outside of town.

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

Went here for a company picnic and what a great place to hang out! The paths are clear and easy to navigate and it feels like a little getaway without really going anywhere! If you love the outdoors, this is a place to experience! Highly recommend to any outdoor lover!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016 via mobile

We made a short stop at the Idaho Botanical Gardens and wish we had planned better. The 50 acre park, which contains about ten separate gardens is well kept and organized and has lots to see and do. Next time we'll bring a picnic and spend the whole afternoon. The botanical garden is located on the Old Penitentiary grounds and... More 

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Riverside, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

We went here on a Saturday afternoon. We were going to go to the Old Idaho Penitentiary but it was closed that afternoon, so we decided to give the garden a try. Surprisingly it exceeded our expectations and we enjoyed the garden so much. It's definitely a gem/oasis next to Old Penitentiary. We were very impressed with garden's beauty and... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

One of the nicer botanical gardens I've ever visited. Small, but lots to see. I love Idaho's scenery and beauty and the botanical gardens definitely captures this.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

So enjoyed this botanical garden. Spent about an hour and half strolling through on a beautiful day. So enjoyed the park, end of summer, mid fall so not a lot in total bloom but the scenery and location made it all so pleasant. The entrance fee was totally inline with the size of the garden.

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