Idaho Botanical Garden

2355 Old Penitentiary Road

The Idaho Botanical Garden is a living museum providing visitors with a stimulating experience in nature. Garden features include native and exotic plant communities, theme and display gardens, and education programs.

The Mission of the Idaho Botanical Garden is to provide a full garden experience for all ages that enhances community quality of life through plant collections, our education programs, and our entertainment, cultural and community events.


Becca Ross

Thursday, June 14, 2018
Love the outdoor concerts in the summer. I’m the winter all the lights are gorgeous and great for Christmas photos. I have never had a bad time here. Lived in Idaho my whole life. Love it. Wish I could give it 10stars!!

Steve Haugen

Monday, April 30, 2018
This is a well designed botanical garden. It is smaller than some others but still has a nice variety of plants and gardens. There is a Lewis and Clark garden with a wonderful statue of Sacajawea. This garden is also full of wildlife including a hooting owl. This is worth the stop when in the Boise area.

Logan Affleck

Friday, June 8, 2018
This location is well managed and is chock full of interesting plants and has a plentiful list of events. Attractions include a Koi fish pool, a mediation garden, children's garden, a paved Lewis & Clark themed trail, and several other themed gardens. Many musical or seasonal events happen here as well.

Patrick Hansen

Tuesday, June 12, 2018
I only went here for an outdoor concert, but it was a great venue. It's easy to find, and in a nice area. It's on the old prision grounds, so it's a really cool backdrop for and evening of entertainment.

Nathan Conway

Monday, June 11, 2018
Awesome and very kind staff. The grounds are always well maintained. Would recommend all the events happening at this location.

Recent News

Outlaw Field Summer Concert 2016

2016 Schedule:May 23, 2016:Paul Simon In Concert Gates: 6:00 p.m. Show: 7:00 p.m.General Admission: $67.50Member General Admission: $62.50June 2, 2016:Tony Bennett In ConcertGates: 6:00 p.m. Show: 7:00 p.m.General Admission: $58.00Member General Admi…

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Fall Harvest Festival 2015

Celebrate autumn at the Fall Harvest Festival at the Idaho Botanical Garden.  The family-friendly event celebrates the changing season with live music, wagon rides, the Scarecrow Stroll, and kids’ activities.  Guests can shop in the artist market…

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Outlaw Field Summer Concert 2015

For a seventh year, the Garden brings another outstanding summer concert season featuring the nation's best musical artists to the Treasure Valley. The Garden, with the sun setting behind the stage and the foothills encircling, makes an ideal locatio…

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Winter Garden aGlow 2014-2015

You may have seen the Garden in bloom in summer, but have you seen it glow in the winter? Join us for the 18th annual Winter Garden aGlow at the Idaho Botanical Garden and see our dazzling display of over 300,000 sparkling lights artfully displayed t…

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