Become a Member

Your support through membership and tax-deductible donations allows the Gardens to create new landscapes and features, enhance existing gardens and grounds, support special projects and grow our educational programs.

Join the Idaho Botanical Garden and enjoy a variety of special benefits and privileges while preserving and enhancing this community treasure. Or, share your love of the Garden with family, friends or neighbors by giving a Gift of Membership. Your gift provides the critical support needed to sustain 15 acres of display gardens, collections and natural areas – giving the recipient a year filled with beauty, adventure and exploration.

2015 Upgrading Member Offer:

Already a member? In 2015, if you upgrade your membership to a higher level when you next renew, you will automatically receive a 50% off coupon on one IBG Store item or Spring Plant Sale item (up to $100 value)! Your coupon will be mailed to you with your updated membership cards and won’t expire until your membership does!

We have a pair of Harvest Festival Tickets AND a pair of The Farmstead Festival tickets and would love to give them to a Garden member! 

Join, renew, or gift a Garden membership Monday, September 28 through Friday, October 2 at noon to be entered to win!

Membership can be purchased online, by phone at 208-343-8649, or in person.

Don’t forget, Garden membership is tax-deductible, includes benefits year-round and helps us grow!

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For questions about membership, please contact the Garden at:

General Garden Membership

Garden Membership Levels*:

  • Individual – $40
  • Individual Plus – $50
  • Household – $60
  • Household Plus – $70
  • Contributing – $85
  • Sustaining – $150
  • Sponsoring – $300
  • Patron – $500
  • Perennial Society – $1000
  • Garden Steward – $5000

*Seniors (65+) receive $10 off any level.

Click here to view the Membership Brochure for each level’s details and benefits!

Garden Member Privileges:

  • Free general Garden admission
  • Garden Thymes quarterly newsletter
  • Exclusive entrance to the Members Only Spring Plant Sale
  • Discounts on Education workshops and classes
  • Discounts on all Garden Events
  • First notice of upcoming concerts, ticket presale opportunities and use of a members-only entrance line at the Outlaw Field Summer Concert Series.
  • 10% off Garden Store items
  • Access to our Garden Office Library to check out books and magazines on plants and gardening.
  • Reciprocal free admission privileges at participating botanical gardens across the United States.
  • Access to our Member Benefits Program where members receive premium coupons to local businesses around the Treasure Valley!

“Plus’ Memberships and Memberships at the $70 Household Plus level and higher receive additional benefits including:

  • Additional, nonmember guest admittance for friends or family to tour the Garden with Member during regular Garden hours (‘plus’ guest is not considered a Garden member and guest admittance EXCLUDES discounts to any Garden events.)

Membership at the $85 Contributing level and higher include:

  • Event vouchers to redeem for admission tickets into your choice of some of our major events including Great Garden Escape Concerts/Uncorked in the Garden, Movies in the Garden, The Garden Table, Bug Day, Scarecrow Stroll, Fall Harvest Festival, Bug Day, or Winter Garden aGlow. Excludes Outlaw Field Summer Concert Series. Event Passes are redeemed for a single ticket into one of the above events.

Become a member of the Perennial Society or become a Garden Steward and discover how you can give extra support to the Garden and receive exclusive benefits as a Perennial Society or Garden Steward Member. Learn More »

Members keep the Garden growing.

Donations to the Garden, including Garden Memberships, may qualify for the Idaho Education Tax Credit, click here to Learn More »

See General Membership Brochure for more details.

To become a member today, please print out our Garden Membership Application or click on the button below.

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Expect to receive your membership cards, coupons and information 7-14 days after joining or renewing. If you do not receive your membership cards after 2 weeks, please contact the Garden at 343-8649.

Give the gift of a Garden Membership

Share your love of the Garden with family, friends or neighbors by giving a Gift of Membership. Your gift provides the critical support needed to sustain 15 acres of display gardens, collections and natural areas – giving the recipient a year filled with beauty, adventure and exploration.



Corporate Membership

The Idaho Botanical Garden offers a unique opportunity for businesses and corporations to make connections with the natural world while meeting company goals for giving to the community.

The nonprofit 501(c)(3) Idaho Botanical receives no city, state, or federal operational funding. The Garden relies on corporate memberships to maintain and expand this inspiring educational destination for garden lovers, children, area families, and continue as a beautiful location for events that bring the community together.

Your Company can demonstrate its commitment to education, our environment, and our community by becoming a corporate member. As a corporate member you can provide employees and clients with a great site for learning and rejuvenation through your valuable benefits of membership at the Idaho Botanical Garden.

Corporate Membership Benefits Include*

  • General Garden Admission Guest Passes to give to clients and employees
  • $10 discounts on any Garden Membership level for employees
  • Employee Volunteer Opportunities
  • Complimentary Event Vouchers (redeem for your choice of single admission into Garden events including Bug Day, Fall Harvest Festival, Carnevale, Movies in the Garden, Winter Garden aGlow, OR Great Garden Escape concerts)
  • Possible discounts on facility rental fees for corporate events**
  • Discounts on Education classes for a maximum of 10 employees
  • Company subscription to the Web Thymes, Garden Thymes
  • Recognition in the Garden’s newsletters, Annual Report and website
  • Advanced ticket purchase and discounted tickets to Outlaw Field Summer Concert Series (purchased by one company representative, amount of discounted tickets dependent on membership level)

Opportunity to join the Member Benefits Program – offering coupons to new and renewing members

*Certain benefits and ticket quantities depend on membership level. Please see Corporate Membership Brochure for complete details.

**One free facility rental for a corporate event (depending on membership level, subject to availability and rental policies).

Download the Corporate Membership Brochure

Print a Corporate Member Application

Current IBG Corporate Members

Corporate Members connect their business with a local cultural institution. By supporting the Garden, Corporate Members express their commitment to horticulture, education, conservation and community.


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Garden Club Membership

Do you belong to a National Garden Club? Learn about Garden Club membership at the Idaho Botanical Garden for unique benefits and to support the Garden!

Click here for the Garden Club Membership Application Form

Become a Garden Club Member or Renew your Garden Club Membership by printing out the above form and sending to the Garden office at:

2355 Old Penitentiary Rd
Boise, ID 83712
208 343-8649.

Photographer Membership

The Idaho Botanical Garden is pleased to offer our Photographer Membership for professional and amateur photographers. This special membership provides benefits created specifically for photographers and is good for one calendar year.

A $75 Photographer Membership pays for itself!

Commercial photographers are required to purchase a $75 permit for each Garden photo session. This ensures the right to sell photos of the Garden. With the Photographer Membership, you pay only an annual membership fee of $75! Shoot in the Garden more than once and that’s like getting free photo sessions!

Photographer Membership benefits include:

  • One-year admission to the Garden and photo shooting during Garden hours (excluding special events).
  • Free admission for up to 5 associated individuals. Groups with more than 5 individuals will be charged a group fee of $2 for each additional person.
  • Early morning access to the Garden on weekdays during the months of June, July and August.
  • Full rights to sell your Idaho Botanical Garden photos.
  • A link to your web site in our Photographer Member Index

Additional membership benefits include:

  • Discounted fees for most special events.
  • Invitations to members-only events.
  • Discounted registration fees on education classes, workshops & lectures.
  • Subscription to the IBG Newsletter, “Garden Thymes”.
  • Reciprocal admission to other participating gardens throughout the U.S.
  • 10% discount in the Garden Store.
  • Access to our Garden Office Library to check out books and magazines on plants and gardening.

Scheduling Photo Shoots:

Please contact the Garden at least one full week prior to photo shoots. The Garden reserves the right to deny commercial photography shoots during public and private events.

Photographer Membership is not transferable. Specific Photographer Member benefits are for Photographer Members only.

Photography Guidelines apply to Photographer Members at all times.

  • Participants must come fully dressed and made up, as we do not have facilities to change or prepare for a photo shoot.
  • The Cottage building is available for an additional site rental fee.
  • We ask that you be respectful when sharing the Garden with others.
  • Photography sessions are not exclusive when the Garden is open to the public.
  • Photographer and clients (up to 5/shoot) must pay member admission during Garden events.
  • The Idaho Botanical Garden is a private, not-for-profit organization supported solely by gate admission, memberships, events, and donations. We ask you to honor our policies when using any part of our property. Those who do not comply will be asked to leave without a refund of fee. Our commitment is to protect the aesthetics, beauty, and delicate nature of our Garden.

Click here for an application.

Contact the Garden at 343-8649 or send payment by mail to join or renew your Photographer Membership today!

Using Garden Photos on Merchandise and Marketing

Commercial photography with the intent to sell Garden photos on merchandise or for marketing requires a Photographer Membership fee of $75 and pre-approval of photo sessions. Merchandise and Marketing must be credited as the Idaho Botanical Garden.

Photo Shoots & Filming

Ad agencies, television stations, and other commercial entities who wish to shoot at the Garden are required to submit a written proposal to the Garden. Proposals are considered on a case-by-case basis and rates are determined based on the scope of the shoot. Accepted proposals require a signed agreement and payment by credit card prior to the shoot.

For more information and availability, please contact the Garden at (208) 343-8649.

Conducting Photography Classes

Current Garden Photographer Members are allowed to conduct photography workshops and receive a group rate for workshop participants with pre-approval. Call the Garden at (208) 343-8649 to coordinate any class proposals.

Member Benefits Program

The Member Benefits Program offers Garden Members premium discounts to local businesses.

Garden Membership is important to us. Member support ensures the growth of Garden horticulture programs and continues our existence as a cultural and educational institution in this community. To show our appreciation for member support, we wish to provide renewing and joining members with a set of coupons from our Garden Corporate Members. These premium offers are for members only and are valid for a full year from the joining or renewing month. Coupons will be mailed along with membership card and information.* Read on to discover this year’s offers.

2015 Program Businesses & Offers:
(click on business logos to learn more)



After Dark Landscape Lighting: Save 5% on any materials or services on installation of low-voltage landscape lighting (up to a $500.00 value).






The Cottage Gardeners, Inc.: Buy 1- Get 1! Buy 1 hour of maintenance and get 1 hour Free! ($45/hour/gardener)










Save 10% on any pruning or removal work over $200 & 50% off the site evaluation fee. Cannot be combined with any other offer






Edwards Greenhouse: Save 15% on a single purchase of green goods. Excludes custom potting or floral arrangements. No combining with any other offer.






FarWest Landscape & Garden Design: Choose to save 15% on any one item OR $5 on any single purchase of $10 or more. Excludes discounted or sale items.






Franz Witte Nursery: Save 15% on nursery plant material purchase. Offer may be reused throughout valid dates. May only be used on one purchase per visit. Offer excludes sale items and landscaping projects.





Madeline George Garden Design Nursery: Save 25% on a 1-hour, on-site, garden consultation in Boise, Eagle or Meridian (Reg. $95, now $75), OR may schedule a 1-hour garden consultation at the Nursery for $40! Limit one per member/family/business.






North End Organic Nursery: Save 10% on any entire purchase or save 20% on any one item. Excludes consignment or already discounted items.






Old Valley Farm: Save 10% off plant purchases. Offer excludes sale items.






Willowglenn Landscape: Save 50% on a landscape design consultation or certified arborist consultation in Boise, Meridian or Eagle.




Are you a local business interested in learning more about our Member Benefits Program? Contact the Garden at 343-8649 or e-mail to find out how your business can help support the Garden and receive the benefits of being a participant in our Program in 2013.

*If you are a Garden member who joined or renewed in 2013 and did not receive your coupon packet, please contact the Garden at 343-8649 or to receive it.

Join the Garden or Renew your membership today to take advantage of the Member Benefits Program and more!

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Member Services Reciprocal Program

By becoming a member at the Idaho Botanical Garden you are eligible for participation in the American Horticulture Society (AHS) Reciprocal Admissions Program (RAP). This allows you to visit 237 participating Gardens Nationwide!

Please bring your membership card(s) for each admission into any of the reciprocal gardens.

Please contact the garden you plan to visit to verify hours of operation, confirm admission policy, and get the latest updates on programs and other information.

For updates on new additions to the RAP, please click HERE to visit their website.

Click on the links below to download a printable brochure of all participating gardens.

RAP 2015 Directory

IBG Reciprocal Partners:

Sawtooth Botanical Garden:
We are pleased to partner with the Sawtooth Botanical Garden by offering reciprocal membership benefits on admissions and classes. Now, IBG members may take advantage of member discounts on classes and the already free admission at the Sawtooth Botanical Garden.

Join the Garden or Renew your membership today to take advantage of the RAP program and more!

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