Gardens & Features

Welcome to the Idaho Botanical Garden. We invite you to stroll among our many exquisite gardens. Take time to read a book while relaxing on the Garden Swing, listen to the rhythm of a bubbling fountain, or partake of a picnic in the Tea House.

The Garden occupies the more than 30 acres that originally served as the farm and nursery for the Idaho State Penitentiary. In 1984, it transformed from rock, weeds, and rubble into beautifully cultivated gardens. Today the Idaho Botanical Garden has blossomed into 15 acres of numerous specialty gardens, each with a unique focus. Included are a contemporary English Garden, a Meditation Garden, a Children’s Adventure Garden, and an Heirloom Rose Garden, among others.

Learn about our specialty gardens, conservation efforts and various art and sculptures now before planning your next visit!