Admission & Hours

General Admission rates and discounts do not apply to special events, classes, or concerts.

Garden Admission*

Members: FREE
Adults: $7.00
Youth 5-12: $5.00
Senior (65+): $5.00
Children 4 and under: FREE
*Event admission prices vary


AAA – $1 off each admission
Military – $1 off each admission
(Only one discount per admission)

General Admission rates and discounts do not apply to special events, classes, or concerts.

Winter Rates

(November 16-March 15)
$1.00 off Garden General Admission Rates.

Stroll for the Heart and Soul

May – September
Tuesday & Thursday
7:30 a.m.- 9 a.m.
Free admission



The Garden closes for regular admission at 3:30 p.m. on Thursdays June-July; 3:00 p.m. on Thursdays, August-September for Great Garden Escape.

Tuesday, Aug 4,
Wednesday, Aug 5,
Wednesday, Aug 12,
Thursday, Aug 13,
Wednesday, Aug 26 – Closed all day for Outlaw Field Concerts

Saturday, August 22 – Closed for Bug Day


Join us in the Children’s Adventure Garden for children stories in the Treehouse!

Every Saturday morning beginning June 27, 2015 – September (with the exception of July 4) Garden guests can meet us in the treehouse to enjoy children’s books about the natural world read aloud! Treehouse Stories begins at 10 a.m. and is included with regular Garden admission and Free for Garden Members. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Treehouse Stories will last approximately 30 minutes.

Enjoy Discounted Rates from our valuable partners

2015 Summer Shared Old Penitentiary Pass

Spend a day in the Old Penitentiary District this summer with a dual-access pass for the Old Idaho Penitentiary and Idaho Botanical Garden!

Admission per Day Pass:
$11.00 – Adult
$6.00 – Child

Passes available for purchase at either location good for Monday-Thursday only. Passes include information about free admission locations to visit including the Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology as well as the Lincoln Exhibit located in the Idaho History Center.

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Boise ParkCenter

The Gold Award winning SpringHill Suites by Marriott Boise ParkCenter is proud to offer an Idaho Botanical Garden event rate. Enhance your garden experience by staying the night in Boise at our All-Suite Hotel. This special rate includes free guest transportation to and from the Garden, our Suite Seasons Breakfast Buffet, and complimentary in-suite Wi-Fi access.

Now you can plan your visit around an Outlaw Field Summer Concert, your wedding, special celebrations or celebrate the holidays by visiting during Winter Garden aGlow. The Idaho Botanical Garden is a perfect place to stroll through with out-of-town visitors. For group rates, please contact the sales department at 208-433-5133.

Commercial Photographers

Commercial Photographers are required to either purchase a $75 permit for each Garden photo shoot session or a Garden Photographer Membership good for photo sessions for a full year from joining/renewing. Please Click Here for more information on commercial photography in the Garden.