The Garden provides enriching garden experiences through educational programs, botanical collections, a variety of entertainment, cultural and community events. It is also a refreshing and inspiring year-round outdoor destination for local residents and out-of-town visitors.
Nestled at the base of the Boise Foothills, the Idaho Botanical Garden offers a beautiful location to host weddings, celebrate birthdays and hold private events. Each year, the Garden invites the community to a variety of events that highlight the Garden through music, art, and seasonal celebrations.
Seasonal and permanent positions are always changing and updated regularly. Check back regularly for opportunities to become a part of the team that helps to make, and keep, the Garden such a special part of our community.
We are offering 100 hour internships for individuals pursuing a career in horticulture – three interns in the spring season (March 1st – May 1st), and three interns for the summer season (May 15th – August 15th). These four specialty internships for individuals that would like to focus on a particular aspect of horticulture include:
• Collections & Greenhouse Internship: Follow our “living collections” from seed to signage! This internship will offer a deeper understanding of the processes of curation, propagation and nursery/greenhouse management. Download Internship Information
• Ornamental Horticulture Internship: What does it take to maintain stunning ornamental gardens? Gain valuable experience under knowledgeable staff on topics from perennial plant care, landscape design, to annual display creation. Download Internship Information
• Native & Waterwise Internship: Dive into the world of Idaho native gardening, xeriscaping, and much more! This internship is focused on the unique care of Idaho and Intermountain native plants, and dry-tolerant species. Download Internship Information
• Vegetable Garden Internship: This internship offers insight into urban agriculture production and a 1.5 acre garden used extensively for adult and child education, connecting visitors to plants through an essential part of everyone’s life — food! Download Internship Information
For individuals without a specialized career direction:
• General Horticulture: Gain diverse skills and knowledge as a General Horticulture Intern! This internship provides a broad range of training through our ornamental, edible, native and waterwise gardens, and our Integrated Pest Management and collections programs. Download Internship Information