For thousands of years, humans have studied trees to learn how they too can provide suitable housing for squirrels and grow lemons from their fingertips. Join the pursuit of leafy progress with today’s Groupon: for $37, you get a contributing membership to the Idaho Botanical Garden (a $75 value). The contributing membership includes:
- Annual membership benefits for a single household. A household is defined as two adults and all dependents younger than 18.
- General garden admission for two additional guests
- Two event passes valid for admission to one garden event
The Idaho Botanical Garden extends its leafy appendages to embrace members with 15 acres of gardens that showcase an all-seasons array of foliage and flowers. With a contributing membership, families can invite two tagalongs of any age to meander under the verdant boughs of the Garden Woods or sniff the intoxicating peonies strewn about the broken shade of a brick pathway. Little ones learn about the culinary uses of oregano and thyme in the Herb Garden, and flytraps feast on foolhardy wanderers in the Carnivorous Plant Collection. Contributing members also receive two passes to any one of the annual garden events. Wide-eyed families watch in awe as flowers form delicate mosh pits during Great Garden Escape concerts, and fleas engage in high-flying trapeze acts during Bug Day.
Our customers loved this deal last year, earning Idaho Botanical Garden a spot on Groupon's Best of 2011 list.
Idaho Botanical Garden
The mission of the Idaho Botanical Garden has remained the same since its founding more than 25 years ago: to foster community appreciation and understanding of horticulture and natural conservation. Nestled in the Boise foothills, the facility's 33 acres house more than 14 themed gardens. Some feature carnivorous plants, native flora, or colorful and aromatic herbs, whereas others focus on rose varieties, succulents, peonies, and water-conserving plants. Garden staff use adjacent foothills for nature hikes and environmental education.
A day at the gardens may also include a snack at the Tea House or a trip to admire plantings on the roof of the Gathering Place gazebo. Pathways lined with Table Rock sandstone wander through the four quadrants of the green Celtic labyrinth, each representing one of the four seasons. In a separate Children's Adventure Garden, smaller visitors frolic in a colorful tree house and watch the ripple of fins at a koi pond. For self-guided family tours, the staff provide backpacks containing suggestions for things to see and do, as well as scavenger-hunt items, a magnifying lens, and binoculars so children can check whether that's really a Bubo virginianus slinking through the trees.