Tour: Idaho Botanical Garden
Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 5:30pm-7:00pm
2355 Old Penitentiary Road Boise, Idaho
Enjoy a spring evening with a behind the scenes, after hours, stroll through the Idaho Botanical Garden. This tour will focus upon plants native to Idaho and the surrounding area.


The Idaho Botanical Garden, one of the first and oldest botanical gardens in Idaho, is a lush 15-acre tapestry of dappled shade and vibrant splashes of color. Nestled in the Boise Foothills, it is a sanctuary in the heart of the Old Penitentiary Historic District. The Garden promotes horticulture in the Treasure Valley using native and domestic plants adapted to the intermountain region. Today the Idaho Botanical Garden has blossomed into fourteen specialty gardens, each with a unique focus. Included are a contemporary English Garden, a Meditation Garden, a Children’s Garden, and an Heirloom Rose Garden. The Jane Falk Oppenheimer Heirloom Rose Garden, planted in 1989, consists of over 300 roses in 107 varieties, primarily varieties that have been under cultivation for more than a century. Boise may seem like an unlikely place to find a garden like this, supported entirely by private funds, and offering demonstration gardens, concerts by major musical artists and programs for students of all ages.


Spring is always a great time to explore this lovely facility. The tour will be led by current IBG staff.


Registration link


Pre-registration is requested, by 9 AM on Monday, June11th. This event is limited to 25 attendees. As a City Club of Boise Member-Only Tour, Members are allowed to bring one guest, space permitting.


Parking is readily available on the lot directly in front on the main entrance. All participants should wear comfortable closed toed shoes (no heels). Dress for the weather, and for walking. Pathways are handicapped accessible, suitable for walkers, wheelchairs and strollers.



When: Wednesday, June 13th 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Where: 2355 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise, ID 83712

Cost: $15 for CCOB members, $20 for non-members


Visit the Garden's website at to review the programs and offerings we will explore. Bring your questions for the tour guides!


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Special Thanks to our City Club Tours/Salons/After Hours Sponsor: First Interstate Bank









City Club thanks our annual sponsors, including Northwest Nazarene University and Idaho Humanities Council.