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. Branch out with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $24 for Six adult passes and six passes for children aged 5–12 (a $48 value)
- $10 for Four adult passes (a $20 value)<p>
Customers receive a book of passes that may be redeemed all at once or across multiple visits.
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.
“This is a lovely place to visit any time of the year. There are picnic tables, ample parking, and each garden is unique and well taken care of. ”
“The IBG is a great place to enjoy being outdoors. All of the different types of landscape make you feel like you are no longer in the middle of a high desert. There...”
“The IBG is a great place to enjoy being outdoors. All of the different types of landscape make you feel like you are no longer in the middle of a high desert. There is almost always something in bloom and the kids area that is ever expanding is great”
“Take time to walk around the whole garden. Take water.”
2355 Old Penitentiary Rd
Boise, Idaho 83712Get Directions