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.
  • Nature 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.

Help grow the Garden’s Education Programs by making a donation. Your support will help cover the cost of supplies, lesson planning, and Garden Teachers.

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Upcoming Education Programs…


Julia Davis Park Tree Tour

Sat 21 Oct 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Explore historic Julia Davis Park along the Tree Walk to look for fall color, and to see and hear about its majestic trees. Your experienced guide has been in the arboriculture business since 1978 with about 30 years with Boise Community Forestry as an Arborist, Tree Inspector and currently as Crew Chief.

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Julia Davis Park Tree Tour

Sat 21 Oct 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Explore historic Julia Davis Park along the Tree Walk to look for fall color, and to see and hear about its majestic trees. Your experienced guide has been in the arboriculture business since 1978 with about 30 years with Boise Community Forestry as an Arborist, Tree Inspector and currently as Crew Chief.

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Evergreen Wreath Workshop

Sat 4 Nov 9:00 am

Class is sold out – waiting list started.

Rebecca will help you create your own holiday wreath using a variety of evergreens. Embellish your creation with ribbon and ornaments. You’ll learn how to keep it looking fresh through the whole holiday season. Class size is limited to 15 participants

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