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.

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.



Register for Spring Classes

Spring Bird Walks - Class is Full – call for wait list

April 11, at 8 a.m. and May 10, 7:30 a.m.

Backyard Composting

April 16, 6:30 p.m.

Air Plant Workshop

April 24, 6:30 p.m.

Fairy Gardens Adult/Child Workshop  Class is Full, Call for Wait List

April 26, 10 a.m.

Fairy Gardens Adult Only Workshop

April 26, 1 p.m.

Wildflower Walks

May 8, 6:30 p.m. and May 15, 6:30 p.m.

Tai Chi in the Garden

Saturdays, Starting May 10, 9:30 a.m.
(No classes on 8/23 & 9/13)

Paper Making Workshop

May 17, 1-4 p.m.

The Science of Plant Color

May 24, 10 a.m.



Register for Summer Classes

Fall Crops

June 9, at 7 p.m.

Shrubs from Cuttings

June 10, at 7 p.m.

Horse Pasture Management, Growing Great Grass

June 12, at 7 p.m.

Multiplying Your Favorite Herbaceous Plants

June 17, at 7 p.m.

Water Efficiency in the Landscape

June 18, at 7 p.m.

Hypertufa Trough Workshop

Part I – June 21, at 10 a.m.
Part II – June 28, at 10 a.m.

Lavender Wand Workshop

June 25, at 7 p.m.

Worm Composting

July 8, at 7 p.m.

Concrete Leaf Workshop

Part I – July 30, at 6 p.m.
Part II – August 4, at 6 p.m.

Vegetable Garden Tour

August 16, at 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Culinary Herbs

August 19, at 7 p.m.

Yoga in the Garden

Mondays July 28 – August 25, at 10:15 a.m.