Children aged 3-5 years are invited to come, with an adult, to play and learn at Idaho Botanical Garden’s Seedlings program.

During this program children will listen to a story, go on a nature walk and make a craft related to that day’s theme. The program starts at 10 a.m. and lasts for one hour.

Each child should come with an adult who will help during the activities.  There is limited space, so please register in advance.

Seedlings 2018 Schedule

June 20th – An Eggs-elent Adventure

…Awaits at the Botanical Garden today! Hunt for eggs and the creatures they contain. You might be surprised by what you find.

June 27th  – The Scariest Rose

A rose by any other name is…a mouse-eating tree? The plainest flower at the annual Rose Bloom Celebration suddenly discovers she has an edge on the competition. Don’t be afraid to join us as we explore the amazing diversity of roses at the Botanical Garden.

July 11th – A Fishy Tale

It’s hard to be a fish, especially when everybody wants to eat you for lunch. Come meet some special fish called Koi who have developed a unique survival strategy.

July 25th – What Are You, Little Larch?

All the other trees in the forest know what they are, but little larch isn’t sure yet. Stay for a season (or four) and discover that not every tree is what it seems to be.

August 8th – A Suitcase for Seeds

Join us on a journey through the Garden as we search for seeds and the fruits that contain them. Help us unpack the seed suitcases we find.

August 22nd – Are You A Grasshopper?

Test your jumping skills and leap into the fun with the Botanical Garden as we learn about some of our noisiest insect neighbors.


Registration is Open!

To sign-up, contact the Garden, 275-8612 or register online. Let us know the child’s name, the adult’s name, a phone number we may call if there is a problem, and which time and date you would like.  If registering online, enter the child’s name as the registrant and your name in the billing information.

Admission: Regular Garden admission plus $2 per child.

  • Member adult/child pair: $2
  • Senior Non-member/child pair: $7
  • Adult Non-member/child pair: $9

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