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I am a sports guy who stumbled upon the Botanical Gardens and would typically have never gone to a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brad R
Even saw a deer as well as beautiful flowers.

On the grounds of the old Idaho Penitentiary, these gardens are a wonderful place to spend a hour... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
john p
Fishers, Indiana
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Cultivate. Educate. Celebrate. Enhance your community and enrich your life. The Idaho Botanical Garden is a lush 15-acre tapestry of dappled shade and vibrant splashes of color. A peaceful haven nestled in the Boise Foothills, located in the heart...more
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2355 Old Penitentiary Rd, Boise, ID 83712
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a sports guy who stumbled upon the Botanical Gardens and would typically have never gone to a Botanical Garden. The layout is kid friendly and I was very impressed by the layout and the fun family friendly gardens. There is a tree house...More

Thank Brad R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On the grounds of the old Idaho Penitentiary, these gardens are a wonderful place to spend a hour or two relaxing and enjoying the Idaho weather. We met several of the volunteers who make these gardens stay alive and beautiful. Just take a relaxing walk...More

1  Thank john p
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had same problems as we did for Penitentiary. Walking from that site to the gardens there was no signage, we had to ask passing cars to find the gate! The gardens are developed on the old prisons grounds and baseball diamond. It is very...More

2  Thank jacobyte
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An absolutely delightful garden. Also, the staff was wonderful. These folks care about plants and people.

2  Thank Wasthatastopsign
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I traveled from California to visit my granddaughters who live north of the Boise area. During my visit, I wanted to take them to the Idaho Botanical Garden on Thursday, June 7. After driving for nearly an hour, we arrived at the Garden at 10:30...More

4  Thank srmooreinLA
Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

I love Botanical Gardens and this was a little gem located outside the walls of the Old Penitentiary. On the approach l wasn't sure what to expect but once through the entrance any doubts were put aside. Great value for the money and plenty to...More

Thank E K
Reviewed 8 June 2018

As an Easterner, avid gardener and photographer, I visited the Idaho Botanical Garden in June to learn about the wildflowers and other native plants I would be seeing in later hikes. The Lewis & Clark native plant garden, entered through a lovely circular pergola with...More

Thank Karen B
Reviewed 3 June 2018

I have been here a few times. It is worth the price to see the beautiful gardens. I recommend you take time to sit and meditate in the gardens to get a way from the stress of life. Make sure you have time set aside...More

Thank Nathan N' Jolen... B
Reviewed 2 June 2018

My wife and I hold a season pass and visit 2-3 times per month through spring and fall. The garden is a beautiful display of our native plants (and consequently, various wildlife) and a great way to unplug and spend time with friends and family....More

Thank Maggie S
Reviewed 10 May 2018

This was a laid our garden though extremely small. More like a back yard garden.Maybe later in the season there would have been more color.We were here in May.

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12 March 2018|
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Response from kim d | Reviewed this property |
Hello, Much of the garden is wheelchair accessible. Although not all of it. As above, there are some ramps, wide paths, and so on.
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