Posts Tagged: IBG

Fri
1
2018

Renewal Keeps the Garden Growing

RENEWAL KEEPS THE GARDEN GROWING

Idaho Botanical Garden has a new look and a new vibe

Idaho Botanical Garden is a fun, vibrant, place with a new updated logo to reflect this exciting community asset. This renewal is visible the moment you arrive at the Garden: from fresh paint on the administration building and construction projects creating a new main pathway into the Garden, new restroom facilities, and new and updated garden features. Our Thursday night Great Garden Escape series will have a new vibe with five bonus concerts presented in partnership with Duck Club (the promoters of Treefort), and still of course, IBG will host the local favorites you expect to see. The momentum for an extraordinary year at Idaho Botanical Garden is building!

“The Garden is a lively place. Join us to enjoy our beautiful garden spaces, our adult and children education programs, and a variety of events for all ages, all year long…”  Our staff, our programs, and our guests are dynamic, innovative, and ever growing. Our new logo is reflective of who we are, and who we aim to be. Watch us grow, and come grow with us!” Erin Anderson, Executive Director

Idaho Botanical Garden is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization. A private entity, it receives no city, state or federal government funding for operations. The Garden relies on memberships, program fees, and donations to sustain educational programming and plant collections and to enable future development. IBG offers children’s camps and adult education classes, hosts live music concerts and seasonal festivals. The Garden operates as a site rental for numerous weddings, special events, and is open every day to the public for a relaxing stroll through twelve exquisite and unique gardens.  There is also a nice collection of art and sculpture throughout the 13 acres of cultivated ground, as well as a welcoming garden store.

“Idaho Botanical Garden is always a treat to walk through, whether it be spring, summer, fall, or winter. They do a great job of making each season unique, and work to make sure each visit has something new even when the plants are dormant. There is plenty to see, and the paths are friendly to all ages. I highly recommend seeing each season.” Jay W, Google Review.

The Mission of Idaho Botanical Garden is to provide a full garden experience for all ages that enhances community quality of life through plant collections, our education programs, and our entertainment, cultural and community events.

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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Corey King at 208.343.8649 or email at corey@idahobotaniclagarden.org.



Fri
25
2018

Idaho Botanical Garden is now a propagation member of Plant Select

New Plant Select Garden Featured at Idaho Botanical Garden

The Idaho Botanical Garden is now a propagation member of Plant Select, the country’s leading brand of plants designed to thrive in high plains and Intermountain regions. IBG will now be able to propagate these special plants for sale and for use throughout the garden. For the past several years IBG has showcased some of these plants in our Plant Select® demonstration garden, and we are excited to deepen our ties to this outstanding program.

Plant Select® is a nonprofit collaboration of Colorado State University, Denver Botanic Gardens, and professional horticulturists. Its mission is to seek out and distribute the very best plants for landscapes and gardens from the intermountain region to the high plains and beyond.

 

Plants chosen for the program exhibit these eight attributes:

  • Flourish with less water
  • Thrive in a broad range of conditions
  • Habitat-friendly
  • Tough and resilient in challenging climates
  • One of a kind/unique
  • Resist disease & insects
  • Long-lasting beauty
  • Non-invasive

 

Learn more about Plant Select®: http://plantselect.org/

 

Photo courtesy of American Nurseryman

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Written by Nell Frazer Lindquist, Nursery & Greenhouse Coordinator