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.
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Upcoming Education Programs…


Crash Course in Fall Gardening

Tue 11 Aug 7:00 pm

If you take only one fall gardening class, this should be the one! This comprehensive class will cover the fall basics to ensure a glorious garden next spring including garden clean-up, planting perennials, watering for winter, and fertilizing lawn grasses.

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Crash Course in Fall Gardening

Tue 18 Aug 7:00 pm

If you take only one fall gardening class, this should be the one! This comprehensive class will cover the fall basics to ensure a glorious garden next spring including garden clean-up, planting perennials, watering for winter, and fertilizing lawn grasses.

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Culinary Herbs

Wed 19 Aug 7:00 pm

Cottage 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 22 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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