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Idaho Botanical Garden

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Address: 2355 Old Penitentiary Rd, Boise, ID 83712
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+1 208-343-8649
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09:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 18:00

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Gorgeous year round.

In the spring, everything is blooming, in summer the weather is beautiful and this place is fragrant, in the fall the leaves are all changing colors, and in the winter they have... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Boise, Idaho
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Boise, Idaho
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

In the spring, everything is blooming, in summer the weather is beautiful and this place is fragrant, in the fall the leaves are all changing colors, and in the winter they have Winter Garden-a-Glow.

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Boise, Idaho
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9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I don't come here to often, but they make great day's out with my grandma. It's a low key, relaxing, stress free, outing.

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Boise, Idaho
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38 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Visit every year and always enjoy the beautiful location! The Idaho Wine Festival event is awesome during the Summer, a must to go to.

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Littleton
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit on Christmas Day. Lots of snow on the ground. The lighting was mind blowing. Every tree and shrub lit up with beautiful lights. We had hot apple cider and snicker doodles while standing around the fire barrel, listening to Christmas music. Quite magical.

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Thank Marjorie W
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

The children as well as the adults will love this winter wonderland of lights. Walk around and you'll be amazed at the artistry of lights and colors. You'll eventually meet up with Santa and a Reindeer that you can pet. Of course be prepared for cold weather. To warm up there is hot chocolate available.

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Thank Kathleen D
Boise ID
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122 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

As locals we have been many times. It is a different experience than typical gardens which tend to be more lush, and focused on plants. The Idaho garden is a completely outdoor experience, with lots of walking (including an opportunity to hike on dirt trails in the foothills). It is a more arid garden focused on natural plants. Also the... More 

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Thank JudyfromBoise
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62 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

The Botanical garden does a great job in offering all 4 seasons. During the Holiday, A Winter-A-Glow, in the spring an amazing display of bulbs, summer the rose garden is fantastic among all their other treasurers and fall a blanket of textures that can only come from thoughtful planning. A beautiful oasis just outside of town.

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Boise, Idaho
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64 reviews
28 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Went here for a company picnic and what a great place to hang out! The paths are clear and easy to navigate and it feels like a little getaway without really going anywhere! If you love the outdoors, this is a place to experience! Highly recommend to any outdoor lover!

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609 reviews
277 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

We made a short stop at the Idaho Botanical Gardens and wish we had planned better. The 50 acre park, which contains about ten separate gardens is well kept and organized and has lots to see and do. Next time we'll bring a picnic and spend the whole afternoon. The botanical garden is located on the Old Penitentiary grounds and... More 

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Riverside, California
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244 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

We went here on a Saturday afternoon. We were going to go to the Old Idaho Penitentiary but it was closed that afternoon, so we decided to give the garden a try. Surprisingly it exceeded our expectations and we enjoyed the garden so much. It's definitely a gem/oasis next to Old Penitentiary. We were very impressed with garden's beauty and... More 

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