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Idaho Botanical Garden

2355 Old Penitentiary Rd, Boise, ID 83712
+1 208-343-8649
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A joy to visit on a summers day

The fragrance of the flowers greets you right as you enter. The amount and variety of flowers they... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Nampa, Idaho
Beautiful gardens

Interesting botanical garden. Lots of focus on Lewis & Clark botantical finds. Nice views from... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Rob Shaw S
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2355 Old Penitentiary Rd, Boise, ID 83712
+1 208-343-8649
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Reviewed 3 days 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

1  Thank MBClare
Reviewed 5 days 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I brought our grown children up for a visit a couple of weeks ago. Always beautiful and nicely maintained. Very peaceful place.

Thank Karensgirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Once we found our way in--it's a little confusing to get past the entrance and into gardens--we were delighted with the layout and the variety of the gardens, which are augmented by clever outdoor sculptures. The Lewis and Clark Garden, where we learned about the...More

Thank Diane102_12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been to Boise three times over three years. First visit to the gardens. It was just beautiful and very interesting and educational.

Thank Vincent M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not sure if the grounds were part of the penitentiary next door, but landscape architect used granite stone and crushed granite extensively on the grounds, there was even a granite gazebo with living roof. It tied in very nicely with the old penitentiary next door....More

Thank Fearlessmsla
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to the gardens even on a very hot day. Initially we were disappointed as we found the map not to be easily followed and no directional signs. When we figured that out, we had a wonderful tour! They are well laid...More

1  Thank Solara07
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Beautiful place. Saw frogs, lizards, fish and snakes. They have a fun small kids area which was a highlight

Thank Sara F
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5 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
9 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.