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Idaho Botanical Garden

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Have to visit the Winter Garden Glow!

We visited the Botanical Gardens this year for the Winter Garden Glow. OMG - if is so beautiful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Boise, Idaho
Garden lights

This was very nice to walk around and see the lights and sip on hot cider. They had a couple of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Meridian, Idaho
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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
+1 208-343-8649
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Botanical Gardens this year for the Winter Garden Glow. OMG - if is so beautiful! Just loved it.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JacknPat66
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was very nice to walk around and see the lights and sip on hot cider. They had a couple of interactive light displays.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank lightkeeper7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went because my boss gave us free tickets (turns out the person who gave them to her already used them), so we were coerced into buying our own tickets....for $12 each! I know it's for charity, and they are in the rich end of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank allybea99
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to see the special Christmas lights they do and it was a very nice display. It cost $12 per person which seemed a little high.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Gotillyoudrop123
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here for the Winter Garden Aglow on Dec 27. It was fantastic. We are new to Boise, but found the lights and walk to be amazing even in the cold - just bundle up. They had hot cider or hot chocolate and cookies (please...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Dan D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was there for the winter lights / glow display and loved it. As many Christmas lights as you can imagine. All of which were carefully and expertly placed. Well worth 1-2 hours of your time to enjoy. It was easy to get around, at...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sotar09
Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

A magical place to experience at any age! We go every year and it keeps getting better. It’s a holiday experience you’ll treasure forever! Don’t forget to grab some hot cocoa on your way in & dress warm. We always wait until it snows which...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kristina W
Reviewed 26 November 2018

Love the Idaho Botanical Gardens!!! Can't wait to make it out to this years Garden Aglow! We go every year and there is nothing better than they beautiful lights, Christmas spirit, with some hot cider and cookies. This is one of the winter highlights in...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank kerossman
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

Took our 4 year old grand-daughter to the Garden to find all the scarecrows. We three adults each voted for our favorite. Great way to discover new little garden nooks and crannies we hadn't visted before.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank U1874WQdonnas
Reviewed 22 October 2018

Traveled to Boise for business and read about the garden scarecrow festival. I am a garden member in my own city so my membership allowed me free access to the Idaho Botanical Garden. This space is much larger than I expected with a lovely gift...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tiffany A
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13 December 2018|
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Response from Tiffany A | Reviewed this property |
The winter garden in Boise is only open by appointment Mon-Fri during daytime hours. They have a fairly decent website for more info.
Jessica B
18 September 2018|
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Response from 386richard | Property representative |
Hello - Bring in a picnic! Only restrictions are no outside alcohol. FAQ on website.
12 March 2018|
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Response from HikerStan | Reviewed this property |
I have been there a few times over the years and the wheel-chair accessibility has improved to a point that visitors need not worry about access and taking in the highlights most anytime of the year. Even in the winter, if... More