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Adult Education

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Idaho Botanical Garden offers classes, workshops, and lectures designed to meet the needs of the amateur gardener. Over 45 classes are held annually, on a wide variety of topics including plant care, paper-making, yoga, composting, low water-use gardening, carnivorous plants, and creating cement leaves.

Become an Education Host

Volunteer to become an education host and participate in the Continuing Education classes for reduced cost or for free! Contact Elizabeth Dickey at elizabeth@idahobotanicalgarden.org or call (208) 343-8649 for more details and to sign up.

Pre-registration is required for all classes to ensure that a class is not canceled due to low enrollment and to allow for needed materials to be purchased

2018 Summer Schedule

Garden Yoga and MeditationDehydrating Your Garden ProducePlants for Pollinators & Predators

Garden Yoga and Meditation

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DATES/TIME: Monday, July 16, 23, & 30 • 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
INSTRUCTORS: Marlene Gast and Carolyn Beaver, River Time Yoga
COST: IBG Member: $20 • Non-Member: $25
LOCATION: English Garden

The class is limited to 15 participants

Spend three days in the blissfully blooming English Garden, learn yoga poses to release the tension in your spine from tail to top. This opens you to your own inner bliss. A meditation period culminates in each class. These progressive classes provide instruction so you may continue these practices at home.

Dehydrating Your Garden Produce

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DATE/TIME: Wednesday, July 25 • 6:30 p.m.
INSTRUCTOR: Dave Hopkins, U of I Advanced Master Food Safety Advisor
COST: IBG Member: $12 • Non-Member: $17
LOCATION: Classroom

Learn how to safely dehydrate food with Dave Hopkins, using research-based food preservation information. Dave will cover dehydration techniques, supplies needed, the importance of using a research-based recipe, and where to find the information. Dave will also give you tips on how to incorporate your dehydrated goods into your everyday recipes.

Plants for Pollinators & Predators – CE Class

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DATE/TIME: Monday, August 27 • 6:30 p.m. (Part I), Wednesday, August 29 • 6:30 p.m. (Part II)
INSTRUCTOR: Sierra Laverty, Assistant Horticulture Director
COST: IBG Member: $20 • Non-Member: $25
LOCATION: Lower Greenhouse

Pollinators and predators are a gardener’s best friend! Join IBG staff member and insect enthusiast Sierra Laverty for a class on creating backyard habitat for “natural enemies”, bees of all types, butterflies and more. The first class (8/27) will focus on aiding insect predators of garden pests. The second class (8/29) will cover pollinator gardening and plant selection.

Registration Options & Policies

Registration Options & Policies

Continuing Education classes are limited. Online registration and phone calls may precede mailed-in forms. Please register early by phone, (208) 343-8649, or online for the best chance of securing a spot in a class or workshop.

You may also stop by the IBG Administrative office at
2355 Old Penitentiary Rd,
Boise, ID 83712

Click the buttons below to register online. After reaching the Continuing Education online registration page, members must sign in or log in to receive the member discount. The discount will show up at the checkout screen. Call the Garden at (208) 343-8649 if you have trouble registering online or receiving your member discount.

Refund Policy

Refund Policy

No refund is given unless Idaho Botanical Garden cancels a class. If you are unable to attend a session, please contact the Garden before the class to transfer your reservation to another person, to attend another class held during the same quarter if a space is still available, or to request a donation letter for tax use.

See the link below for the current list of classes. Please call to receive registration materials by mail. You may register online, in person at the administration office, or by phone (208) 343-8649, Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Attending a class and need ADA parking?

Attending a class and need ADA parking?

Please let us know in advance by calling (208) 343-8649.