Education

The Idaho Botanical Garden is a living museum dedicated to furthering science education within the scenic setting of its outdoor classroom and into the community. Enrich your life with a variety of continuing education classes year-round for adults and unique educational opportunities for children including field trip tours, botany camp, and pre-school programs.

  • Garden on the Road— When the plants are dormant in January & February, the Garden goes on the road to visit area daycare centers and pre-schools.
  • Nature Detectives— In June, pre-schools and daycare centers bring children to the Garden for hour-long science programs.
  • Youth Group Tours — These tours are designed to supplement school science curricula.  Custom tours are available too.  These tours run Mid-April through October.
  • Saturday Camp — Children aged 5-9 years meet for three hour-long, lively science lessons once a month May through September.
  • Botany Camp — Children ages 4-9 are invited to participate in the games, crafts and nature walks of this morning science program offered in July and August.
  • Adult Education — Over 40 classes for adults are held annually, on a wide variety of topics including plant care, yoga, composting, low water-use gardening, carnivorous plants and creating cement leaves.

 

Upcoming Education Programs…


Bugs, Birds & Bats Botany Camp

Mon 4 Aug - Fri 8 Aug 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Camp Info

August 4-8 Classes: Ages 5 & 6, 7-9
Search for the Garden’s winged wonders and discover what they use for food and where they live. Use nets to capture insects, hold a wild bird’s nest, and learn how to get them to visit your house.

Botany Camp is a morning science program designed for children ages 4-9 to participate in games, crafts and nature walks at the Idaho Botanical Garden.

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Yoga in the Garden

Mon 4 Aug 10:15 am - 11:00 am

Takes place every Monday from July 28 – August 25

Please wear loose-fitting clothing that allows comfortable
movement. Dress in layers that can be removed as you
become warmer. Yoga mats are not used for this class.
Instead bring two light-weight blankets or beach towels.
This Svaroopa® yoga class is appropriate for beginners as well
as longtime yogis. The poses and breath work are immediately
accessible and effective, promoting renewal and well-being
while dissolving pain in the back, shoulders, and neck. This yoga
focuses on Core Opening, which lifts pressure off your joints,
internal organs and glands, so everything functions better as you
become stronger and more flexible at the same time.

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Roots to Treetops Botany Camp

Mon 11 Aug - Fri 15 Aug 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Camp Info

August 11-15 Classes: Ages 4, 5 & 6
Use your senses, imagination and creativity to explore the Garden from top to bottom. Activities include rolling down a grassy hill, digging potatoes, and going up into the Garden’s tree house to watch birds fly close by.

Botany Camp is a morning science program designed for children ages 4-9 to participate in games, crafts and nature walks at the Idaho Botanical Garden.

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Yoga in the Garden

Mon 11 Aug 10:15 am - 11:00 am

Takes place every Monday from July 28 – August 25

Please wear loose-fitting clothing that allows comfortable
movement. Dress in layers that can be removed as you
become warmer. Yoga mats are not used for this class.
Instead bring two light-weight blankets or beach towels.
This Svaroopa® yoga class is appropriate for beginners as well
as longtime yogis. The poses and breath work are immediately
accessible and effective, promoting renewal and well-being
while dissolving pain in the back, shoulders, and neck. This yoga
focuses on Core Opening, which lifts pressure off your joints,
internal organs and glands, so everything functions better as you
become stronger and more flexible at the same time.

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Vegetable Garden Tour

Sat 16 Aug 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Visit edible gardens that showcase productive landscaping at its finest.
You will see that these gardens are beautiful as well as bountiful. This
tour introduces you to different methods for growing vegetables in
variety of settings. Gain inspiration for vegetables to plant next year.
Food preservation demonstrations will provide tips on what to do with
your abundance of home harvest

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Vegetable Garden Tour

Sat 16 Aug 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Visit edible gardens that showcase productive landscaping at its finest. You will see that vegetable gardens can be beautiful as well as bountiful. This tour introduces you to different methods for growing vegetables in a variety of settings

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Yoga in the Garden

Mon 18 Aug 10:15 am - 11:00 am

Takes place every Monday from July 28 – August 25

Please wear loose-fitting clothing that allows comfortable
movement. Dress in layers that can be removed as you
become warmer. Yoga mats are not used for this class.
Instead bring two light-weight blankets or beach towels.
This Svaroopa® yoga class is appropriate for beginners as well
as longtime yogis. The poses and breath work are immediately
accessible and effective, promoting renewal and well-being
while dissolving pain in the back, shoulders, and neck. This yoga
focuses on Core Opening, which lifts pressure off your joints,
internal organs and glands, so everything functions better as you
become stronger and more flexible at the same time.

Learn More »





Culinary Herbs

Tue 19 Aug 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Culinary herbs are easy to grow, provide health benefits and make food
taste terrific. Elizabeth will discuss how to grow annual and perennial
herbs, how to preserve herbs for future use, and share a variety of ways
to use them in cooking.

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Bug Day

Sat 23 Aug 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Learn about the exciting world of bugs in an adventurous environment! Earn a “Certificate in Bugology,” purchase edible insects, play bug bingo, participate in Insect Olympics, catch live bugs, and meet the experts. Bug Day is an entomological extravaganza, fun for the entire family.

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Yoga in the Garden

Mon 25 Aug 10:15 am - 11:00 am

Takes place every Monday from July 28 – August 25

Please wear loose-fitting clothing that allows comfortable
movement. Dress in layers that can be removed as you
become warmer. Yoga mats are not used for this class.
Instead bring two light-weight blankets or beach towels.
This Svaroopa® yoga class is appropriate for beginners as well
as longtime yogis. The poses and breath work are immediately
accessible and effective, promoting renewal and well-being
while dissolving pain in the back, shoulders, and neck. This yoga
focuses on Core Opening, which lifts pressure off your joints,
internal organs and glands, so everything functions better as you
become stronger and more flexible at the same time.

Learn More »





Creative Cooking Saturday Camp

Sat 30 Aug 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Children ages 5-9 learn about nature and the biological world around them in this morning summer program!

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Fabulous Fall Saturday Camp

Sat 27 Sep 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Children ages 5-9 learn about nature and the biological world around them in this morning summer program!

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