Private Gardens Tour 2018

Date(s) - Sun 10 Jun
10:00 am - 5:00 pm


The Private Gardens Tour features a spectacular selection of private gardens growing in the South East Boise area. The Private Gardens Tour was created in 1986 by the Lunaria League as a fundraiser for the Idaho Botanical Garden. In 2013, the Lunaria League disbanded and a grant was established in their name to fund educational projects throughout the state. The 2018 Private Garden Tour will showcase 10 private gardens. We are thrilled to announce that one of the homes featured on the 2017 Private Garden Tour was featured in Sunset Magazine. Congratulations to Kristin and Roger Swall! We can’t wait to share more of these incredible gems with you.

The Garden Tour is a fundraiser for the Idaho Botanical Garden, its plants and programs, and the Lunaria Grant.

2018 Lunaria Grant Recipients:

  • Donnelly Elementary School – Monarch Garden
  • Boise High School Downtown Teaching Farm – Permaculture Garden
  • Idaho Department of Corrections EBCRC – Greenhouse Garden Project
  • Jannus, Inc. Global Gardens – Polyculture Demonstration Garden and Food Forest
  • Lewis & Clark State College – Arboretum Tree Tags and GIS Inventory Project
  • Southwest Idaho Resource Conservation & Development Council – Pahove Native Plant & Pollinator Learning Center

Tour Starts at 10:00 am at any house of your choice and concludes at 5:00pm. You can visit any of the houses in any order.

Last admission/entry for the event is at 4 p.m.


Advance Purchase – available until Saturday, June 9th at Midnight.
General Admission: $30
Garden Members: $25
Sorry, there are no discounts for youth for the Garden Tour.

Purchase Day of Event Ticket at:  Trail 27 Real Estate office or any house on the tour (please bring cash if you do not want to provide your credit card information on-site for entry).

General Admission: $35
Garden Members: $30
Sorry, there are no discounts for youth for the Garden Tour.

The Garden will be closed June 10 for Savor Idaho. Bring your Garden Tour receipt or tour map to enjoy free Garden admission June 11-16!

Purchasing Tickets

There are three easy ways to purchase tickets in advance – Online, by phone, or in person at the Garden Box office.

Online ticket purchasing will be available until midnight, June 9. Members must sign-in or register to receive the member rate. The discount will show up at checkout. Call the Garden Box Office at (208) 343-8649 if you have trouble purchasing. Garden Box office is open until 9am- 7pm.

Purchase Tickets Online

By Phone:
Advanced tickets can be purchased by calling the Idaho Botanical Garden Box Office at (208) 343-8649.

In Person:
Garden Tour admission may be purchased in advance in the Idaho Botanical Garden Box Office. The Garden Box Office is open from 9 am – 4 pm daily.

Ticket and map pick-up:

Once Tour admission is purchased, you name(s) are added to the Tour roster and you will be emailed a map on June 8th.

You may check in at any garden along the tour the day of the event. All the homes on the tour are within a short distance of each other.

Printed maps will be available at this webpage for download on June 8th and will also be available at the homes on tour day.

You will be able to use your mobile phone and click on the provided Google Map links for directions to houses. They will be listed on this webpage June 8th.

2018 Garden Tour Sponsors

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This year’s Garden Tour Homes showcase is coming Soon!