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Annual Events

Idaho Botanical Garden hosts a variety of annual events including Members Plant Sale, Great Garden Escape, Bug Day, Behind Garden Gates: Talks & Tours, Fall Harvest Festival, Scarecrow Stroll and Winter Garden aGlow.

Enjoy a unique experience!

Celebrating all seasons, our annual events offer fun, festive activities open to visitors of all ages and abilities. Plus – your attendance supports Garden operations and education programs.

Behind Garden Gates: Talks & ToursONLINE Plant SaleCreate & Connect FundraiserGreat Garden EscapeBug DayFall Harvest FestivalScarecrow StrollWinter Garden aGlow

Behind Garden Gates: Talks & Tours

The Idaho Botanical Garden continues this popular and important community forum, previously known as Re-thinking Idaho Landscapes Symposium. Speakers provide attendees with examples, tools & information useful for gardening in Idaho.

UPDATE PLEASE NOTE: We are currently revising Behind Garden Gates and hope to bring it back in fall of 2023.

Plant Sale

Garden enthusiasts look forward to this event each spring. The Idaho Botanical Garden Plant Sale offers water-wise and unique plants for your private garden. All purchases support horticulture and education programs throughout the year.

Create & Connect 

An Idaho Botanical Fundraiser for the love of plants!

Great Garden Escape

Idaho Botanical Garden have partnered with Duck Club Presents to provide the best intimate gather for music lovers in a beautiful garden setting through a curated artist line up and an opportunity to purchase local food, beer and wine.

Join us most Thursdays, July-September (a little later schedule than in the past), in the Meditation Garden to enjoy music from artists like Kuinka, Shook Twins, Joshy Soul, Hillfolk Noir and more*.

Pack in your own low back chairs or blanket and picnic basket. Guests are also welcome to purchase food and beverages from the onsite vendors. Tickets to the series may be purchased the day of the event at the gate or in advance online. Gates open at 5:00 p.m. at the Garden.  We will be reviewing all safety guidelines from the state prior to these evenings and provide appropriate safety measures for our guests.

*Artists from the 2019 Great Garden Escape series

Bug Day

Join us for a day of hands-on bug-themed booths and activities throughout the Garden. Bug Day is an opportunity to teach the importance of bugs in nature, in the Garden, and to make the little creepy crawlies less scary!

Co-Presented by: The College of Idaho’s Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History

Fall Harvest at the Garden – Every Sat in Oct.

Fall is one of our favorite times of the year in the Garden. We celebrate this beautiful season during Fall Harvest at the Garden.

Fall Harvest at the Garden 2022

Scarecrow Stroll

A tradition at the Garden for over a decade, the Scarecrow stroll features our community’s artistic talent with decorative Scarecrows throughout the Garden the whole month of October.

With a map as your guide, see the Garden in one of its most beautiful seasons and enjoy the creativity of our awesome community. Be sure to cast your vote for the best scarecrow! The winner will be announced at the end of the event and will earn the coveted “Ray Bolger Memorial Award for Scarecrow Excellence” and will receive, of course, bragging rights! 

*Application window has closed for 2022*

Winter Garden aGlow

Join us this holiday season as the Garden is transformed into a twinkling wonderland.

More info coming soon for the 2022 season!