Idaho Botanical Garden

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  • Address: 2355 Old Penitentiary Rd, Boise, ID 83712, USA, 83712, United States
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-2083438649
  • Fax: +1-8775278233
  • Ticket Price: 8 USD
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Botanical Garden, Family And Kids, Social

The Idaho Botanical Garden, or simply IBG is a non-profit botanical garden that was created in 1984 after this site served as the Old Idaho State Penitentiary's farm and nursery till 1973. Spread over 50 acres of land, this park has Alpine Garden, Cactus Garden, English Garden, Herb Garden, Idaho Native Plant Garden, Iris Garden, Meditation Garden, Peony Garden, Rose Garden, and Water Garden. This garden is also known to host many special events.

Idaho Botanical Garden Travel Tips

  • For other events, check the website or contact the authorities.

Entrance Ticket Details For Idaho Botanical Garden


  • Sunday to Thursday : 8 USD
  • Friday and Saturday : 10 USD

Members and Youth (5-12):

  • Sunday to Thursday : 4 USD
  • Friday and Saturday : 6 USD

Free for children under 4 years.


  • AAA & Military : 1 USD off each admission. (One discount per person)

From November 16 to March 15 (winter): 1 USD off Garden General Admission Rates.

Stroll for the heart and soul:

  • May to September: Tuesday & Thursday : 7:30 AM to 9 AM free admission.

Idaho Botanical Garden Hours

  • Admission closes 30 minutes prior closing time.

How to Reach Idaho Botanical Garden

  • Bus Station: Old Penitentiary & Warm Springs

  • Idaho Botanical Garden Address: 2355 Old Penitentiary Rd, Boise, ID 83712, USA, 83712, United States
  • Idaho Botanical Garden Contact Number: +1-2083438649
  • Idaho Botanical Garden Timing: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Idaho Botanical Garden Price: 8 USD
  • Best time to visit Idaho Botanical Garden(preferred time): 11:00 am - 02:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Idaho Botanical Garden: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 29.48% of people who visit Boise include Idaho Botanical Garden in their plan

  • 40.74% of people start their Idaho Botanical Garden visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Idaho Botanical Garden

Monday, Friday and Saturday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Idaho Botanical Garden

People normally club together Idaho State Capitol and Old Idaho Penitentiary while planning their visit to Idaho Botanical Garden.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Idaho Botanical Garden Reviews & Ratings

  • The botanical gardens is an outstanding venue for a late summer concert!! We saw foreigner, who really rocked for a bunch of old dudes! Sat in the grass until they started, then the crowd stood for the rest of the night. Great experience, highly recommend both the botanical gardens and foreigner. Also recommend parking on warm springs facing the direction you want to leave!

  • Didn't see the gardens, but we were there to see Piano Guys at Outlaw Field. Nice little venue. All lawn seating, right up to the stage. Beautiful backdrop with rocky hills, and Table Rock close by. There are several food trucks on hand, in case you decided not to bring a picnic. Parking seems a little limited. We ended up at the Table Rock trail head. We had a great time. YMMV.

  • This place is huge and they always have awesome bands. My only thing would be that the staff check chair heights. We went to Lord Huron and the were a couple there with high chairs that were not allowed and no one said anything to them. Over all this place is amazing with beautiful views!

  • Went here for a Josh Groban concert. It was amazing. The setting was beautiful near the mountains outside the old prison wall. They definitely take great care of this place. If you’re looking for a nice peaceful place to visit or a fun concert I would highly recommend checking it out.

  • Free strolls through the garden Tuesday and Thursday mornings! Interesting plantings for drought tolerant gardens, fire defensible spaces, and native landscapes. Many plants are identified with signage. Internet walking tour provides lots of garden knowledge. Bring the kids to play the instruments in the children's garden! So peaceful and beautiful.

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