Idaho Botanical Garden, Boise

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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: +1-2083433601
  • Ticket Price: 8 USD
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Botanical Garden, Family And Kids, Social, Entertainment, Music And Show Venues, Food And Dining, Restaurants, Mexican
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About Idaho Botanical Garden, Boise

Idaho Botanical Garden is a non-profit garden located in the Old Penitentiary District of Boise and stands as an educational centre for explorers and nature lovers. Once established as a nursery, it now hosts a flourishing variety of plant life which, when coupled with its scenic surrounding and rich botanical collection makes it a perfect destination for travellers. A must visit for anyone who wishes to have a nice time and if you are lucky, you might stumble upon one of the events that take place in the garden throughout the year.

Idaho Botanical Garden Information

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

Idaho Botanical Garden Ticket Prices


  • 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 Opening and Closing Hours

  • Admission closes 30 minutes prior closing time.

How To reach Idaho Botanical Garden by Public Transport

  • Bus Station: Old Penitentiary & Warm Springs

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Idaho Botanical Garden, Boise Reviews

  • This is one of the reasons we love coming to Boise for a quick weekend getaway. This hidden gem is fantastic. Beautiful grounds, plants, and landscape. Our 2 & 4 year old loved running around each distinct section to find something new and loved the little playhouses. A must do if the weather is nice out.

  • Fantastic place to take your kids in December. We always go as a Christmas tradition. Lights a are very well set up. They also have a train station with a small scale Village th at the train runs around. Make sure to look for the cross at Table Rock which oversees the lights from the north eastern Horizon. The lights also give a chance for Idaho inmates to do something constructive over Christmas as they are the ones that set them up and take them down afterward.

  • The botanical gardens are always a treat to walk through, whether it be spring, summer, fall, or winter. They do a great job of making each season unique, and work to make sure each visit has something new even when the plants are dormant. There is plenty to see, and the paths are friendly to all ages. I highly recommend seeing each season.

  • My first trip to the Idaho Botanical Garden holiday light show called Winter Garden Glow. Really great light displays. Cost was a bit more than I would have liked to pay. Paid much less at the St. Louis Garden Winter Glow and it was MUCH larger. Only negative I care to discuss is the parking...I prefer to back into parking spots, especially when I know it will be dark when I leave and therefore harder to back out of a parking spot, and when I tried to back into a parking spot one of their 'parking police' came over and told me I had to pull my vehicle in frontwards because it is Garden policy. I explained my reason for backing in and the lady looked at me as if I was from outer space and told me it didn't matter what I thought and that I had to pull my vehicle in correctly or leave. Very stupid policy, very poor parking assistant relations.

  • We went there for the first time for Winter garden glow festival and it's awesome. Children will love all those beautiful light structure they have created. Couples will have a feel good factor. Just be sure to cover yourself as it will cold as compared to the valley.

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