Celebrate Fall with a Scarecrows Safari at the Idaho Botanical Garden

August 8, 2013 (Boise, Idaho) Enjoy the Idaho Botanical Garden as it transforms for the fall season. Celebrate cool evenings with a Scarecrow Safari throughout the garden with animal themed scarecrows peeking around corners for the sixth annual Scarecrow Stroll. New to the Continuing Education Program, the Vegetable Garden Tour, September 7, 2013, features different methods for growing vegetables in variety of settings such as an urban farm and private homes. And don’t forget to save the date for the annual Grow the Garden Party, Friday September 27, a playful fundraiser in the Garden featuring spectacular local food and cocktails, silent and live auctions and local music. Below are the September 2013 events:

Outlaw Summer Concert Series ® presents One Republic and Sara Bareilles with special guest Serena Ryder

Sunday, September 1, 2013; 6:00 pm show time at the Idaho Botanical Garden Outlaw Field
$35 Member; $40 General Admission. VIP Seating : Table (Members Only – seats 6): SOLD OUT, Canopy (Members Only – seats 12): $900 Enjoy One Republic and Sara Bareilles from a blanket or a low back chair with the backdrop of the Idaho Botanical Garden. Dinner, appetizers, and alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase from local food vendors. Outlaw Field Summer Concert Series® is produced by the Knitting Factory Presents and hosted by 44 North Vodka. The Garden will be closed for general admission on the day of the concert.

Lecture Series: “Archaeology of the Snake River Plain”

Tuesday, September 3, 2013; 7:00 pm in the Idaho Botanical Garden.
Free to Members and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Members; $5 General Admission, $3 Seniors Mark Plew will give an overview of the prehistory of the Snake River Plain with a discussion of notable archaeological discoveries with consideration of current issues and debates in Idaho archaeology. This program is supported in part by a grant from The Idaho Humanities Council, a state-based program of the National Endowment for the Humanities. No pre-registration required.

Great Garden Escape

Thursday, September 5, 2013, 6:00 – 9:00 pm; variety hits band The Flavors
Thursday, September 12, 2013, 6:00 – 9:00 pm; blue grass band Hillfolk Noir
Thursday, September 19, 2013, 6:00 – 9:00 pm; Blues Brothers Rock N’ Soul Revue
$7 Garden Members; $10 General Admission; $6 Youth ages 5-12; Free for children ages 4 and younger
Bring your picnic and low-back chairs and prepare for a night of dancing in the Garden. Enjoy local musicians as they play classic and variety rock hits. Dinner, appetizers, and alcoholic beverages are available for purchase from Willow Creek Grill. Wine lovers are invited to visit with local vintners and taste Idaho’s wine at Uncorked.

Uncorked in the Garden

Thursday, September 5, 2013, 6:00 – 9:00 pm; featured winery Zhoo Zhoo and Hells Canyon Winery
Thursday, September 12, 2013, 6:00 – 9:00 pm; featured winery Koenig Winery
Thursday, September 19, 2013, 6:00 – 9:00 pm; featured winery Indian Creek Winery
$7 Garden Members; $10 General Admission; $6 Youth ages 5-12; Free for children ages 4 and younger includes admission to Great Garden Escape. Gather with fellow wine lovers to taste varietals while interacting with Idaho wineries. Uncorked guests are invited to enjoy the bands of Great Garden Escape performing at the same time.

Movies in the Garden

Friday, September 6, 2013, Gates at 7:00pm, Movie at Dusk – Ghostbusters
Friday, September 20, 2013, Gates at 7:00pm, Movie at Dusk – The Princess Bride
$3 Garden Members; $5 General Admission; $3 Youth ages 5-12; Free for children ages 4 and younger. The Idaho Botanical Garden is bringing back the summer drive-in atmosphere with Movies in the Garden. Enjoy a picnic and a movie on the giant outdoor big screen. Appetizers, dinner, movie snacks and alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase from Willow Creek Grill.

Continuing Education Class: Vegetable Garden Tour

Saturday, September 7, 2013 10:00am – 4:00pm
$10 for Garden Members, $15 for Non-Members. Starting Point, Castle Hills Church of the Nazarene, 5707 Castle Drive, Boise. Maps given at the first stop. All locations are within 5 miles of the church. Visit edible gardens that showcase productive landscaping at its finest. This tour introduces you to different methods for growing vegetables in variety of settings, an urban farm to private homes. Investigate innovative watering techniques and gain inspiration for vegetables to plant next year. Seed saving and food preservation demonstrations will provide tips on what to do with your abundance of home harvest.

Annual Koi & Goldfish Show

Saturday, September 14, 2013, Gates at 10:00am – 4:00pm.
This event is FREE to the public. The Garden is pleased to host the Idaho Water Garden & Koi Society ‘s 20th Annual Koi and Goldfish Show. From 10:00am – 4:00pm, the public is welcome to view and participate in many fun activities and exhibits including a Koi competition, trade show, Japanese drumming performance and more!

Scarecrow Stroll

Monday, September 16 – October 18, 2013 Open daily 9 am until dusk.
Free with regular garden admission. Free to members, $5 for non-members, $3 for seniors, and children between 5-12 years old. Bring the family and go on a Scarecrow Safari for the Sixth Annual Scarecrow Stroll. Scarecrows themed after animals can be found peeping around the trees and shrubs throughout the Garden. Members and guests of all ages can join in on the fun by voting on their favorite.

Continuing Education Class: Seed Collecting

Tuesday, September 17, 6:30pm
$10 for Garden Members, $15 for Non-Members
This workshop will cover a variety of topics, from how to determine what a seed is, to how to properly collect, dry, store, and label your seed for future use. Class will meet inside for the first hour before heading out into the garden to examine a variety of fruits and seeds and demonstrate collecting techniques.

Continuing Education Class: The Care and Feeding of Carnivorous Plants

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 6:30pm
$10 for Garden Members, $15 for Non-Members. Meet with Dave Nelson, owner of the carnivorous plant collection loaned to the Garden, for a talk that addresses the different types and the methods they utilize to capture and kill insects and how to grow them here in the Treasure Valley. The group will go outdoors to view the plants on display. Preregistration is required.

Saturday Camp – Fabulous Fall

Saturday, September 21, 2013; 9:00 am – 12:00 pm at the Idaho Botanical Garden Cottage
$15 for Garden Members; $20 for Non-members Pre-registration is required. Saturday Camp is for children ages 5 – 9 years old. Designed to foster a love of nature and develop intellectual curiosity of the biological world, Saturday Camp uses experiential learning activities including nature walks, games, and crafts. Preregistration is required.

Continuing Education Class: Concrete Leaf Workshop

(Part 1) Saturday, September 21, 2013 9:00am
(Part 2) Thursday, September 26, 2013 6:00pm
$20 for Garden Members, $25 for Non-Members. Create a garden ornament using concrete and a large leaf. Cover your leaf with wet cement on Saturday and return to the Garden on Thursday to finish your unique garden treasure. All materials will be provided to make your own concrete leaf to use as a small birdbath or garden decoration. Preregistration is required.

The Garden Table

Tuesday, September 24, 2013; 5:30 – 8:00 pm
Free with regular garden admission. Free to Garden Members; Free to members, $5 for non-members, $3 for seniors, and children between 5-12 years old. The September Garden Table features Calle 75 Tacos. Come enjoy their delicious tacos and get the scoop on their fresh salsa during the cooking demonstration at 6:30pm. Guests can taste selections from local winery, Split Rail. Local musician, Thomas Paul will play on the Garden Plaza throughout the evening.

Continuing Education Class: Firewise Landscape: Concepts and Techniques

Tuesday, September 25, 2013 6:30pm
$10 for Garden Members, $15 for Non-Members. Learn ways to create a defensible space which reduces the risk of wildfire damage to your home. Participants will see plants to avoid as well as those that are more fire resistant. Many of these plants are also appropriate for low water use gardens. The class will tour the Firewise demonstration garden planted and maintained through a cooperative effort by the Bureau of Land Management and College of Western Idaho Horticulture Program. Preregistration is required.

Grow the Garden Party- A Benefit for the Idaho Botanical Garden

Friday, September 27, 2013; 6:00 – 9:00 pm
$65 Garden Members; $75 Non-members Save the Date for the Idaho Botanical Garden’s Grow the Garden Party, a playful fundraiser in the Garden featuring spectacular local food and cocktails, silent and live auctions. Reserved tables are available to Garden Members. Please contact the Garden for ticketing information by calling (208) 343-8649 and help the Garden grow.

Nature Art Youth Workshop

Saturday, September 28, 2013 10:00am
$15 for Garden Members, $20 for Non-Members. Children ages 8-12 years old are invited to look at nature from an artist’s perspective. Examine the fascinating small things that we often overlook and create colorful art that interprets the natural world. Class size is limited to 12 participants.
Preregistration is required.

About Idaho Botanical Garden:

Idaho Botanical Garden is open seven days a week from 9 am to dusk or 9 pm
General admission is $5 for non-members, $3 for seniors, and children 5-12 years old are $3. General admission is free to members.
The Idaho Botanical Garden is dedicated fostering a love of nature and developing intellectual curiosity in people of all ages though botanical collections, music and art events, educational programs and seasonal celebrations. The Idaho Botanical Garden is located in the Old Penitentiary Historic District at 2355 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise, Idaho. For more information call (208)343-8649 or visit www.idahobotanicalgarden.org

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