Rethinking Idaho Landscapes

Date(s) - Sat 18 Feb
9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Boise State University, Special Events Center

The Idaho Botanical Garden and the University of Idaho continue this popular and important community forum. Speakers provide attendees with examples, tools and information useful for gardening in Idaho.

$35 for Garden Members and U of I Master Gardeners
$45 Non Members

Register Now for 2017 Symposium

Guests may also register by mail, phone or in person at our IBG Administrative Office. 2355 Old Penitentiary Rd, Boise, ID 83712,  208-343-8649


Parking fee and box lunch (sandwich, chips & candy bar only) included if registration is received by 2/10.

Lunch sandwich choices – Roasted Vegetables, Turkey, or Black Forest Ham
GLUTEN FREE OPTIONS AVAILABLE. Please contact us in advance for this option –

This horticulture symposium addresses principles for growing landscapes while working within the constraints of the Treasure Valley’s soils and climate. This year we welcome Michael Bone, Denver Botanic Garden Curator of Steppe Collection to speak upon the Plant Select program that brings hardy, drought tolerant plants from around the world to the American horticulture market.  Susan Bell, University of Idaho Extension Educator will share information about Treasure Valley soils in order to help us become more successful gardeners.  Advanced Master Gardener Carol Brennan will help us choose plants for shady areas and Brett Van Paepeghem of Idaho Firewise will share a wonderful variety of plants perfect for our climate to reduce the risk of fire around your home.

Presented in partnership with the University of Idaho.

Refreshments: Coffee and Tea provided during morning break.

2017 Topics 

‘Plant Select ® Program’ with Mike Bone of the Denver Botanic Garden

 ‘The Universe Underfoot’ with Susan Bell of the U of I Extension

‘Neighborhood Shade Gardens’ with Carol Brennan, a U of I Advanced Master Gardener

‘Firewise Landscapes for the Treasure Valley’ with Brett Van Paepeghem with Idaho Firewise

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