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Sawtooth Botanical Garden, Ketchum

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Conceived in 1995 by a group of passionate local gardeners, the Sawtooth Botanical Garden began as the Sawtooth Botanical Garden Project with the goals of showcasing sustainable gardening practices and allowing community members to rent plots and grow vegetables and flowers. The fice-acre site was formerly a horse pasture and is nestled amid three mountain ranges just south of Ketchum, Idaho.
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  • A nice botanical garden which has planet from the high mountain environments. Loved the Tibetan temple which is only one of two places in the USA to be blessed by the Dalai Lama. Great place to spend ...  more »
  • One of hte finest botanical gardens anywhere. Great varieties, and the prayer wheel blessed by the Dalai Lama awesome.  more »
  • We stopped here in hopes to do some plant ID for the flora we saw on our hikes. I didn't get much plant ID done, but the garden was pretty to walk through and they have done an admirable job of their ...  more »
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  • Beautifully landscaping of native and other plants as well as calming water features. The Meditation Garden includes one of two Tibetan Prayer Wheels in the U.S. It was blessed by the Dalai Lama.
  • The Sawtooth Botanical Garden has great youth and adult programming. It is also a beautiful place to host an event, or connect to your spirituality at the Garden of Infinite Compassion which hosts one of two prayer wheels in the United States that has been blessed by the Dalai Lama. It also features a large sandbox with plenty of toys for young children to play with. A great place to get connected back with dirt and nature.
  • Peaceful, cool and green. Amazing srones. Saw a hummingbird moth.
  • It's not a real big place, but its pretty cool. They have a nice greenhouse and a cool little area with a Tibetan prayer wheel/flags. I might have even given it 5 stars, but it was fall when we visited so there weren't a lot of flowers in bloom and it felt a little barren. Still, it was fun to walk around and explore.
  • Free. Children's play area. Nice grounds with local plants. Name plates on plants.
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