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Rooted | October 1, 2020

By: Erin Anderson, Executive Director | 10/01/2020

Pumpkin spiced lattes, sweet-scented candles, scary movies, Ugg Boots, and more candy corn than any one person can handle, these are a few of my favorite things…

Actually, I don’t like any of those things. But I do love the changing of the season, the turning of the leaves, the crispness in the air, roasted nuts, yard sales, kids in costumes, and especially fall at the Garden.

If any of the above are a few of your favorite things, you’re in luck!

Throughout the whole month of October, we are opening the Garden gates to members and non-members alike to celebrate everything we love about the fall. Typically our Fall Harvest Festival is a weekend-long event with a ticket price. This year as a thank you to overwhelming community support and our 1,134 new and renewing members, we have created a month-long celebration, and for members, it’s free!

Come enjoy the month-long activities like Scarecrow Stroll, the straw maze, and the pumpkin patch. Visit the Garden each Saturday to experience food vendors, music, a movie night, spooky stories, and this weekend only a special IBG Store yard sale. There are so many great fall and winter items to choose from to get you ready for the upcoming seasons.

🌱  Saturday, Oct 3: Garden Store Yard Sale & live music: The Soulmates
🌱  Saturday, Oct 10: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Movie Night
🌱  Saturday, Oct 17: Live music: Rebecca Scott Band!
🌱  Saturday, Oct 24: Spooky Stories from Storyfort and Old Idaho Penitentiary
🌱  Saturday, Oct 31: Halloween Costume Parade – Free (Must RSVP)

Come on out and join us! The crowds will be sparse, the air will be crisp, and we’ll even have some Pumpkin Cold Brew on hand to fill those deep pumpkin needs.

More Info Here!


Remember how I mentioned those 619 new members and that overwhelming community support? Well, our Horticulture team is putting your funds to work. Our vegetable garden has never been better. Patrick, our Vegetable Horticulturist, has been delivering 2,500 pounds of food to our City Light Home for Women and Children partner. They are overjoyed with the access to fresh, healthy produce. We are both looking forward a partnership again next year.

In the coming weeks, we will announce our plan for Winter Garden aGlow. Our staff is already in the Garden hanging lights so it won’t be long now! The announcement and how to purchase your tickets will be available for members first, so if you aren’t a member yet, don’t delay!