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© 2018 Idaho Botanical Garden

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Our History

Idaho Botanical Garden is a private, non-profit corporation existing without state or federal funding. The Garden is completely dependent on tax-deductible contributions from community-minded citizens, corporations, foundations, and site rental.

Our Mission

To provide a full Garden experience for all ages that enhances our community’s quality of life through plant collections, education programs, and entertainment, cultural and community events.

Our Growing Tradition, Garden History Timeline!

The Idaho Botanical Garden, one of the first and oldest botanical gardens in Idaho, is a lush 15-acre tapestry of dappled shade and vibrant splashes of color. Nestled in the Boise Foothills, it is a sanctuary in the heart of the Old Penitentiary Historic District. The Garden promotes horticulture in the Treasure Valley using native and domestic plants adapted to the intermountain region.