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“Small with big dreams”

Sawtooth Botanical Garden
Ranked #4 of 26 things to do in Ketchum
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Reviewed April 29, 2013

This very small garden is the size of a Ketchum millionaire backyard. In 5 minutes you saw all it is to see. I guess is worth to stop if you don't have anything else to do...better yet drive north of the botanical garden and the wilderness will amaze you.

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Reviewed September 25, 2012

We love visiting botanic gardens anywhere, and there is a nice one outside Ketchum, ID.
It located in the town limits, but is @4.2 miles from the center of town, heading south towards Hailey. There is signage on the HWY. There is no fee to enjoy the garden.

It isn't large, yet has some some interesting elements. It's very walkable and presents various local plants. It is clearly popular with the local elk, based on the tracks, mesh covered plants and fresh scat.

This is a wonderful local effort, and they have some very unique elements.

In 2005 the Dalai Lama brought a handmade prayer bell from Tibet. The Garden built a wonderful locale for the bell, bringing in 20,000 lb stones and creating a peaceful environment. (See pics)

Also, there is the Serenity Pond which incorporates a crystal. (See pics) Both places are peaceful and offer a site for meditation. You can spend 20 minutes or 2 hours depending on your interests.

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