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Idaho Botanical Garden

2355 Old Penitentiary Rd, Boise, ID 83712
+1 208-343-8649
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Winter Garden aGlow

The lights are pretty, but in my opinion, it is over-priced. The additions that were added (Santa... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Mountain Home, Idaho
Winter gardens

Beautiful Christmas lighting. Weather was perfect. Trails well marked. Caroling. Hot chocolate and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
LaPorte, Minnesota
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2355 Old Penitentiary Rd, Boise, ID 83712
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The lights are pretty, but in my opinion, it is over-priced. The additions that were added (Santa, popcorn stand) may be the culprit in driving up prices. Not enough bathrooms! Also, the gift shop is sparse in items. Not like it used to be when...More

Thank craigphilemon7
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Beautiful Christmas lighting. Weather was perfect. Trails well marked. Caroling. Hot chocolate and coffee perfect.

Thank 1028jeris
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to see the light display that they feature around Christmas time. It was wonderful! There were food vendors and the light displays were beautiful. Seeing all of the dormant plants makes you want to return in the spring and summer also.

Thank dboal
Reviewed 1 week ago

Even if you've visited the gardens during other parts of the year, it's worth the trip to see the garden lights at Christmas. Idaho Power does a terrific job of lighting the place up, there's a tent with complimentary hot chocolate, apple cider and cookies,...More

Thank CMN14
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The botanical gardens is an amazing learning experience as well as a fun place to visit for concerts, outdoor movies and just walking through the gardens

Thank realtygirl2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We go to the gardens several times a year! Every season is wonderful! Events are crowded, of course, but other times we have the grounds almost to ourselves! The kids love to play in the grove and on the equipment and watch the coy! We...More

Thank Lo S
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

We are members and we love to see the changes during the year. The native plants, flowers, and trees are a joy and an education any time of year. The setting next to the old penitentiary has some surprises like this guard tower!

Thank Dennis M
Reviewed 4 October 2017

If you are a flower enthusiast or just trying to impress visitors the Idaho Botanical Garden is a great place to go for a stroll. Discover seasonal plants conducive to high desert like climate in this fragrant setting. When the weather turns cold and the...More

Thank HikerStan
Reviewed 3 October 2017

What a great staff! The grounds are endless and the exhibits are extremely educational. The Koi pond is a can't miss feature. What a great asset to the Treasure Valley

Thank davecJ7314OH
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Took our 3yr old to see the Scarecrow Stroll. There will eventually be 28 scarecrows, but not all were up yet on this first day of the event. Stroll is included as part of the regular admission. The map provided led me to places I...More

Thank Donna S
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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
Judy N
10 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.