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Idaho Botanical Garden

2355 Old Penitentiary Rd, Boise, ID 83712
+1 208-343-8649
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Flower heaven

The botanical gardens is an amazing learning experience as well as a fun place to visit for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Boise, Idaho
A Favorite Place

We go to the gardens several times a year! Every season is wonderful! Events are crowded, of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lo S
boise, United States
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“winter garden” (22 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

The botanical gardens is an amazing learning experience as well as a fun place to visit for concerts, outdoor movies and just walking through the gardens

Thank realtygirl2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

We go to the gardens several times a year! Every season is wonderful! Events are crowded, of course, but other times we have the grounds almost to ourselves! The kids love to play in the grove and on the equipment and watch the coy! We...More

Thank Lo S
Reviewed 12 October 2017 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 4 October 2017

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 3 October 2017

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 2 October 2017 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 1 October 2017

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 25 September 2017

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 20 September 2017

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 17 September 2017

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
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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.
7 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.