As part of the Garden’s ongoing fundraising efforts, the Garden has partnered with one of the valley’s most popular artists, Ward Hooper. Ward has created public artwork for the City of Boise, Eagle, and McCall, and his designs often highlight Idaho’s favorite premier destinations. Ward created five distinctive original designs reflecting the unique beauty of the Idaho Botanical Garden. The artwork showcases the garden’s stature as a beloved and treasured community resource.
The five designs were released at the Enchanted Gala Fundraiser as part of the 25th Anniversary celebration. There are only 100 available in the limited edition, per design and several were sold at the Gala.
The limited edition giclee prints are numbered, autographed, and printed on archival watercolor paper, and includes a Certificate of Authenticity.
The 20" x 30" print price is $175.00 and does not include frame. Sales from the original artwork are part of a long- term fundraising plan to generate revenue dollars to help sustain the garden.
Ward Hooper Garden Series:
THE 25th ANNIVERSARY captures the depth and diversity of the Garden with a collage of images that highlights four unique spaces in the Garden.
THE ENGLISH GARDEN
The English Garden print captures the timeless beauty of a traditional English Garden, but with a glimpse of the summer house, which was built with materials reclaimed from old Boise buildings.
The Rose Trellis print highlights a lush entry way into the Meditation Garden. The Trellis is a favorite wedding site for the many brides and grooms.
The Meditation Garden reminds us to slow down, stroll, breathe, and relax in the serenity of nature's wonders.
LEWIS & CLARK NATIVE PLANT GARDEN
The Lewis & Clark Native Plant Garden print captures the warmth of the sun reflecting off of the Gathering Place roof and the sandstone pillars from Table Rock Quarry. Our unique collection of plants seen by the Corps of Discovery expedition is rare among Botanical Gardens.
The Garden’s 25th anniversary was the ideal time to launch this fundraising project. It is estimated that over 1,000 couples have been married at the Idaho Botanical Garden, and this will create an heirloom anniversary and wedding gift- that will last for generations. The Garden prints also make ideal gifts for garden lovers, art collectors, and Idaho visitors.
Sales are now open to the public, so order your prints today before they are all gone! Stop by the Garden Administrative office to view the prints, or place your order by phone or email: 208-343-8649 or firstname.lastname@example.org
To learn more about the artist visit www.wardhooper.com
"All artists need great inspiration to create their art. I found the best possible inspiration, I could have ever hoped for when I visited the Idaho Botanical Garden this Summer. It was truly the highlight of my summer, to be asked to create a series of prints showcasing the beautiful and unique areas within the garden. I hope these prints bring as much joy to the viewer as they brought me when creating them. Please support the Garden and all of it's outstanding programs."
Ward P. Hooper