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Idaho Botanical Garden, Boise

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The Idaho Botanical Garden (IBG) is a nonprofit botanical garden located on 50 acres (200,000 m2) at 2355 North Old Penitentiary Road, Boise, Idaho, United States. Until 1973 the site served as the Old Idaho State Penitentiary's farm and nursery. After the penitentiary was closed, the land lay dormant for more than a decade, and in 1984 the gardens were first created. The facility is operated by a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation. To help fund the garden, an admission fee is charged for entry.
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  • This was a wonderful Christmas event. A walking tour with thousands of lit trees and exhibits. Also, great hot chocolate and chocolate chip cookies! 
    This was a wonderful Christmas event. A walking tour with thousands of lit trees and exhibits. Also, great hot chocolate and chocolate chip cookies!  more »
  • I've been here during each of the four seasons. There is less in bloom in early spring, but the gardens are lovely. In summer, you can attend concerts. In the fall, the leaves are changing and the....  more
    I've been here during each of the four seasons. There is less in bloom in early spring, but the gardens are lovely. In summer, you can attend concerts. In the fall, the leaves are changing and the....  more »
  • We were too late. A visit towards the end of August requires bringing your own… well, everything, including drinking water. The gardens haven’t been watered much either. Some, not at all. Ever. This.....  more
    We were too late. A visit towards the end of August requires bringing your own… well, everything, including drinking water. The gardens haven’t been watered much either. Some, not at all. Ever. This.....  more »
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  • This place is so perfect... Well perfect is relative right.. But, I place high Value on this place. Beautiful gardens.. Many types to peruse. Volunteers are amazing they like the staff have a true passion for this place. Become a member and enjoy the Benefits!
  • Came here on a mildly warm, cloudy day; ran into a few Sprinkles, which made for a magical experience. Lots of info on plants found throughout the state. Currently there is a Fairy House exhibit, which was quite enjoyable. I recommend bringing a camera with extra batteries. Worth the small entrance fee.
  • Spectacular! I wish I was there a week before to see those beautiful irises in bloom. Everything is so well kept and organized. And the koi fish pond... I could watch them for hours. Definitely will be back to see more.
  • Pleasant garden with walking paths throughout and nice variety of of plants which are identified. With many shaded areas a good place to enjoy the outdoors during a hot summers day. Also a very nice Koi pond with very large specimens
  • A lovely place for a walk, and some peace and quiet. Beautifully maintained and very informative. We're looking forward to our first concert this year at Outlaw Field!

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