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.

Rethinking Idaho Landscapes – Symposium
Saturday, February 28, 2015, 9 am – 3:30 pm



Register for Winter Classes

Basics of Tea – Class is full, waiting list started
Wednesday, January 21, 6:30 p.m.

Cutting Gardens – Planning, Planting and Growing
Saturday, January 24, 1:00 p.m.

Organic Vegetable Gardening
Saturday, February 7, 1:00 p.m.

Coming to a Nursery Near You
Wednesday, February 11, 6:30 p.m.

Spring Gardening Chores
Tuesday, February 17, 6:30 p.m.

From Dirt to Grapes to Wine
Wednesday, February 25, 6:30 p.m.