Great Garden Escape & Uncorked in the Garden

Enjoying  live music in the Garden on summer nights has become a local tradition. Great Garden Escape is every Thursday evening, June through September and features upbeat dancing music and friends.

Bring your own low back chairs or blanket.  Picnic baskets are welcome or  guests can purchase  selections from the on-site food and beverage vendors. Don’t forget to take part in wine tastings with Uncorked in the Garden!

NEW FOR SUMMER 2015 – Recently, the Garden has made changes to our hospitality guidelines.  The new guidelines, driven entirely by our insurance carrier and Idaho State Laws, do effect what items may be brought into the Garden by patrons.  Guests may no longer bring in their own alcoholic beverages; adult beverages may only be served by appropriately licensed vendors. While it is difficult for the Garden to tell our patrons they are no longer allowed to bring in their own beer and wine, it is important we comply with state laws and ensure the safety of our guests.

We know all who enjoy supporting the Garden and Garden events are also proponents of buying local efforts, so on a positive note, we are happy to announce the change has brought about a new level of partnerships with local vendors. Guests will enjoy a plethora of wineries and breweries at Garden events.  These partnerships ensure there are reasonably priced beverages for purchase at each event. We look forward to seeing you in the Garden soon and hope to raise a glass with you.  Please help us thank those vendors who are also supporting the Garden this year as a portion of every sale will return to the Garden!

Event Dates & Times
Thursdays, June 4 – September 17, 2015
The Garden closes for regular admission at 3:30 p.m. on Thursdays June-July; 3:00 p.m. on Thursdays, August-September.

June – July
6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Gates open at 5:30 p.m.

August – September
6 – 9 p.m. Gates open at 5:00 p.m.

Great Garden Escape 2015 Schedule

JUNE
6/4 Muzzie & Billy Braun
6/11 NO GGE CONCERT
6/18 Soul Patch
6/25 Hoochie Coochie Men
JULY
7/2 Bread & Circus
7/9 iRock!
7/16 Ian McFeron Band
7/23 Pamela DeMarche
7/30 The Steve Eaton Band
AUGUST
8/6 Big Wow Band
8/13 NO GGE CONCERT
8/20 Shakin’ Not Stirred
8/27 Blues Addicts
SEPTEMBER
9/3 Boise Straight Ahead
9/10 NO GGE CONCERT
 9/17  The Blues Brothers

Purchasing Tickets

Admission
$7 IBG Member
$10 Non-Member
$6 Youth (ages 5-12) Children 4 and younger are free.

NEW – Summer 2015 GGE Bulk Ticket Options (must be purchased in advance):
IBG Members: Purchase 10 tickets for $60.00
Adult: Purchase 10 tickets for $90.00

Admission may be purchased night of at the gate, in advance online, or by calling or visiting the Garden office:

Garden Box Office Hours: Monday-Friday from 9-4 p.m.

Purchasing Tickets

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Online ticket purchasing will only be available until 12 p.m. the day of the concert. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the gate the evening of the concert.

Will-call tickets will be located at the Idaho Botanical Garden Will-Call table by the Kiosk entrance.

E-tickets (delivered in a separate e-mail) can be taken straight to the gate to be taken the night of.

Purchase tickets night of at the gate!

Seating is limited in the Meditation Garden.

Food & Drink

Visitors are welcome to bring in their own food and non-alcoholic beverages.

NEW FOR SUMMER 2015 – Recently, the Garden has made changes to our hospitality guidelines.  The new guidelines, driven entirely by our insurance carrier and Idaho State Laws, do affect what items may be brought into the Garden by patrons.  Guests may no longer bring in their own alcoholic beverages; adult beverages may only be served by appropriately licensed vendors. While it is difficult for the Garden to tell our patrons they are no longer allowed to bring in their own beer and wine, it is important we comply with state laws and ensure the safety of our guests.

We know all who enjoy supporting the Garden and Garden events are also proponents of buying local efforts, so on a positive note, we are happy to announce the change has brought about a new level of partnerships with local vendors. Guests will enjoy a plethora of wineries and breweries at Garden events.  These partnerships ensure there are reasonably priced beverages for purchase at each event. We look forward to seeing you in the Garden soon and hope to raise a glass with you.  Please help us thank those vendors who are also supporting the Garden this year as a portion of every sale will return to the Garden!

Willowcreek Grill & Raw Sushi will provide food,  non-alcoholic, and adult beverages for purchase.

We are pleased to announce other partners rotating through Uncorked in the Garden:

Wineries Breweries
Cold Springs Winery Highlands Hollow
Telaya Wine Co. Woodland Empire
Cinder Wines Payette Brewing Co.
Huston Vineyards Slanted Rock Brewing
Zhoo Zhoo/Hells Canyon Boise Brewing
Koenig Distillery & Winery
Williamson Orchard & Vineyards
Indian Creek Winery
Bitner Vineyards
Sawtooth Winery

 

Additional Details

Please bring low back chairs (no more than 8″ off the ground.) If you require a higher chair, you will be asked to sit in the back or on the outer edges. We want to provide the best concert experience possible for our guests and members.

This is an outdoor concert series and the concerts will be performed rain or shine. Please dress for the weather.

UBER: Enjoy the ease of pick up and drop off for any events at the Garden when you use UBER.

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