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.


Register for Spring Classes

Companion Planting  A Home Garden 
Thursday, March 10, 6:30 p.m. 

Raised Bed Gardening
Saturday, March 12, 1:00 p.m. 

Tried & True Trees 
Wednesday, March 16, 6:30 p.m. 

Great Grapes! 
Thursday, March 24, 6:30 p.m. 

Insect Hotels 
Saturday, March 26, 10:00 a.m. 

Air Plant Workshop 
Wednesday, March 30, 6:30 p.m. 

Growing Great Pumpkins
Saturday, April 9, 10:00 a.m. 

Raised Bed Gardening
Saturday, April 9, 1:00 p.m. 

Color in Landscape Design
Tuesday, April 12, 6:30 p.m. 

Hypertufa Trough
Part I – Saturday, April 16, 10:00 a.m.
Part II – Monday, April 25, 6:00 p.m.

Wildflower Walk
Thursday, April 28, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 5, 6:30 p.m.

Glorious Containers
Tuesday, May 10, 6:30 p.m. 

Glorious Containers
Thursday, May 12, 6:30 p.m. 

Chip Carved Gourd Birdhouse Workshop
Saturday, May 14, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 

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

Carnivorous Plant Bog Garden Workshop
Wednesday, May 18, 6:30 p.m. 

Concrete Leaf Workshop
Part I – Saturday, May 21, 10:00 a.m.
Part II – Saturday, May 28, 10:00 a.m.

Fairy Garden Adult/Child Workshop – Class is full
Saturday, May 21, 10:00 a.m. 

Fairy Garden Adult Only Workshop
Saturday, May 21, 1:00 p.m.