Adult Education

The Idaho Botanical Garden offers classes, workshops and lectures designed to meet the needs of the amateur gardener. Over 40 classes are held annually, on a wide variety of topics including plant care, watercolor journaling, yoga, composting, low water-use gardening, carnivorous plants and creating cement leaves.

Become an Education Host

Volunteer to become an education host and participate in the Continuing Education classes for reduced cost or for free! Contact Elizabeth Dickey at or call (208) 343-8649 for more details and to sign up.


Continuing Education classes are limited. Online registration and phone calls may precede mailed in forms. Please register early by phone or online for the best chance of securing a spot in a class or workshop.

Or through the IBG Administrative office at
2355 Old Penitentiary Rd,
Boise, ID 83712
or by calling 208-343-8649.

Click the buttons below to register online. After reaching the Continuing Education online registration page, members must sign in or log in to receive the member discount. The discount will show up at the checkout screen. Call the Garden at 343-8649 if you have trouble registering online or receiving your member discount.

Pre-registration is required for all classes to ensure that a class is not canceled due to low enrollment and to allow for needed materials to be purchased.

REFUND POLICY: No refund is given unless the Idaho Botanical Garden cancels a class. If you are unable to attend a session, please contact the Gar­den before the class to transfer your reservation to another person, to attend another class held during the same quarter if a space is still available, or to request a donation letter for tax use.

See the link below for the current list of classes. Please call to receive registration materials by mail. You may register online, or in person at the administration office, and over the phone 343-8649, Monday – Friday, 9 am to 5 pm.

Attending a class and need ADA parking? Please let us know in advance by calling 343-8649.

Tai Chi in the Garden
Saturdays, starting May 14, 9:30 a.m. 


Register for Summer Classes

Staying in Bloom
Tuesday, June 7, 6:30 p.m. 

Growing Great Horse Pastures
Wednesday, June 8, 6:30 p.m. 

Fairy Garden Adult/Child Workshop
Saturday, June 18, 10:00 a.m. 

Bees and Blooms
Saturday, June 25, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Lavender Wands Workshop
Monday, July 5, 6:30 p.m.

Arranging Summer Flowers
Tuesday, July 12, 6:30 p.m.

Grilling Summer Vegetables
Tuesday, July 26, 6:30 p.m.

Yoga in the Garden
Monday, July 25, August 1, 8, 22, & 29, 10:15 a.m.

Gardening for Pollinators
Tuesday, August 2, 6:30 p.m.

Backyard Composting
Wednesday, August 10, 6:30 p.m.

Dehydrating Your Garden Produce
Wednesday, August 17, 6:30 p.m.

Culinary Herbs
Wednesday, August 24, 6:30 p.m.