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Idaho Botanical Garden

2355 Old Penitentiary Rd, Boise, ID 83712
+1 208-343-8649
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Never a dull season

We are members and we love to see the changes during the year. The native plants, flowers, and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dennis M
via mobile
A Year Round Wonder in Boise

If you are a flower enthusiast or just trying to impress visitors the Idaho Botanical Garden is a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Boise, Idaho
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“winter garden” (23 reviews)
“native plants” (17 reviews)
“lewis and clark” (16 reviews)
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2355 Old Penitentiary Rd, Boise, ID 83712
+1 208-343-8649
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are members and we love to see the changes during the year. The native plants, flowers, and trees are a joy and an education any time of year. The setting next to the old penitentiary has some surprises like this guard tower!

Thank Dennis M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are a flower enthusiast or just trying to impress visitors the Idaho Botanical Garden is a great place to go for a stroll. Discover seasonal plants conducive to high desert like climate in this fragrant setting. When the weather turns cold and the...More

Thank HikerStan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great staff! The grounds are endless and the exhibits are extremely educational. The Koi pond is a can't miss feature. What a great asset to the Treasure Valley

Thank davecJ7314OH
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took our 3yr old to see the Scarecrow Stroll. There will eventually be 28 scarecrows, but not all were up yet on this first day of the event. Stroll is included as part of the regular admission. The map provided led me to places I...More

Thank Donna S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This botanical garden is lovely and spacious. It's a wonderful place to spend an hour or two. When we were there, scarecrows were out in force! Some people have great imaginations!

Thank nlouhansen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not your typical Botanical garden, but lovely and very interesting. There are many species of plants from the Lewis and Clark exploration. The gardens are on the grounds of the old penitentiary and makes for an interesting back drop. There are some great views of...More

1  Thank thetraveler4819
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The fragrance of the flowers greets you right as you enter. The amount and variety of flowers they have are second to none in Idaho. You can take a leisurely stroll or bring your kids to enjoy the many child related amenities they offer. It...More

Thank MBClare
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Interesting botanical garden. Lots of focus on Lewis & Clark botantical finds. Nice views from the top. Found it a little confusing to navigate even with the given map.

Thank Rob Shaw S
Reviewed 15 September 2017

It's fragrant, and filled with brilliant colors. The Idaho Botanical Garden is good for a quiet reflective walk, a family outing, a proposal, a wedding, or just a day of soaking in its beauty. I've photographed weddings there, and have had friends take photos of...More

Thank Kitty F
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Our Idaho Botanical Garden is rich with lovely gardens, local history, and enjoyable and easily accessible pathways to explore the grounds. The recent Koi Pond addition is wonderful, with HUGE Koi swimming about. If you visit in winter, you shouldn't miss the "winter lights a...More

Thank kim d
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6 June 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.
6 December 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
Judy N
10 July 2016|
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Response from Riley C | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely. There are lots of areas for blanket and bench or table picnicking.