Celebrate Fall in Idaho with Scarecrow Safari and Fall Harvest Festival at the Idaho Botanical Garden

September 9, 2013 (Boise, Idaho)
The Idaho Botanical Garden is adorned in colors of gold, yellow, and orange. Join us as the evenings become cooler and the leaves begin to fall. Grab your Garden map and go on a Scarecrow Safari throughout the Garden. Animal themed scarecrows, such as the Rat King or the Three Little Pigs will be peeking around corners. Have you ever wanted to see a pumpkins fly? Join us for the 2013 Fall Harvest Festival and test that theory with the Discovery Center of Idaho and the pumpkin trebuchet! Below are the October 2013 events: 

Scarecrow Stroll

Monday, September 16 – October 18, 2013.
Open daily 9:00 am until dusk. Free with regular garden admission. Garden admission prices: Free to Garden Members, $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and youth between 5-12 years old, Free for children 4 and younger. Bring the family and go on a Scarecrow Safari for the Sixth Annual Scarecrow Stroll. Scarecrows themed after animals, such as the Rat King or the Three Little Pigs will be peeking around the trees and shrubs throughout the Garden. Members and guests of all ages can join in on the fun by voting on their favorite. For more information call the Garden office at 208-343-8649.

Fall Harvest Festival

Saturday and Sunday, October 5 -6, 2013. Noon – 6:00 pm
$3 Garden Members, $6 for adults, $3 youth between 5-12 years old, Free for children 4 and younger. Join us for a weekend celebration of fall in Idaho. New this year, the Discovery Center of Idaho will test the laws of physics with their pumpkin trebuchet. Enjoy an artful display of Idaho produce and a pumpkin house which will create the perfect photo opportunity for family and friends. Stroll the creative Scarecrow display; enjoy live music from local artists including Hillfolk Noir and Blaze and Kelly. Celebrate fall with hayrides, a pumpkin patch, and other family friendly activities. Shop the farmers market with a variety of local food and art vendors. Don’t forget to enjoy a fall brew or glass of wine with Payette Brewing, Crooked Fence Brewing, Highland Hollows Brewing, Indian Creek Winery, Fraser Vineyards, or Cellar 616.
For more information or to preorder tickets visit www.idahobotanicalgarden.org or call the Garden office at 208-343-8649.

Continuing Education Class: Dirty Deeds

Wednesday, October 9, 2013. 6:30 pm
$10 for Garden Members, $15 for Non-Members. Dirty Deeds will explore how home owners can improve difficult soil conditions found in Idaho. Learn about top dressing, soil amendments, and how to work around truly poor soils. Soil composition, PH, micro/macro organisms, irrigation, drainage features, aeration, and amendments will be covered in this 2 hour class. Learn what you can do to get the most out of your soil, how you can improve your soil’s tilth and health, and how selecting the proper plant for the proper place can add to the success of your landscaping. All classes require pre-registration. For questions or to register by phone call (208) 343-8649. Online registration is available at www.idahobotanicalgarden.org.

Continuing Education Class: Julia Davis Tree Tours

Saturday, October 19, 2013 1:00 pm
Saturday, October 26, 2013 1:00 pm
Free for Garden Members, $5 for Non-Members. Explore historic Julia Davis Park along the Tree Walk to see and hear about its majestic trees and to look for fall color. Register for one or both sessions. All classes require pre-registration. For questions or to register by phone call (208) 343-8649. Online registration is available at www.idahobotanicalgarden.org.

About Idaho Botanical Garden:

Idaho Botanical Garden is open seven days a week from 9:00 am to dusk or 9 pm
General admission is $5 for non-members, $3 for seniors, youth 5-12 years old are $3, free to children 4 and younger. General admission is free to members.
The Idaho Botanical Garden is dedicated fostering a love of nature and developing intellectual curiosity in people of all ages though botanical collections, music and art events, educational programs and seasonal celebrations. The Idaho Botanical Garden is located in the Old Penitentiary Historic District at 2355 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise, Idaho. For more information call (208)343-8649 or visit www.idahobotanicalgarden.org

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