Featured Events

Cultivate. Educate. Celebrate. At the Idaho Botanical Garden, we do all three of those with style and passion. From local musicians to locally grown grapes for wine, our events focus on celebrating Idaho’s uniqueness. The landscape provides a stunning backdrop for the community to interact and celebrate.


RethinRethinking-Idahoking Idaho Landscapes – February 24, 2018

The Idaho Botanical Garden & the University of Idaho continue this popular and important community forum. Speakers provide attendees with examples, tools & information useful for gardening in Idaho.


Plant-SaleMembers Plant Sale – May 10, 2018

Garden enthusiasts look forward to this event each spring. The Idaho Botanical Garden Plant Sale offers water-wise and unique plants for your private garden.




Public-Gardens-DayNational Public Gardens Day – May 11, 2018

National Public Gardens Day celebrates America’s public garden and their role in promoting environmental stewardship and awareness, plant and water conservation, and education in communities nationwide.



Cultivating Love – Enter by May 25, 2018

Did you, or someone you know, get married in the garden in the past 20 years? Help us celebrate the English Garden’s 20 years of Cultivating Love by sharing love story. You could win a second honeymoon package and entry to our special English Garden party.



Private-Garden-TourPrivate Gardens Tour  – June 10, 2018

Enjoy a variety of delightful private gardens in South East Boise. The Garden Tour is a fundraiser for the Idaho Botanical Garden, its plants, and programs.



 Grow the Garden Party – June 22, 2018

Grow the Garden Party is a playful fundraiser in the Garden featuring spectacular local food and cocktails, silent and live auctions and music. RSVP today!








Bug Day – August 18, 2018

Learn about the exciting world of bugs in an adventurous environment! Earn a “Certificate in Bugology,” purchase edible insects, play bug bingo, participate in Insect Olympics, catch live bugs, and meet the experts.



Fall-Harvest-FestFall Harvest Festival – October 6 & 7, 2018

Celebrate the fall season in the Garden. Among the creative Scarecrow displays, you can enjoy live music, hayrides, games, and kid’s activities.



Garden Cinema
Bring the family and join us for a FREE screening! Admission is limited. RSVP for tickets.



Great-Garden-EscapeGreat Garden Escape 

“It’s cooler in the Garden!” Picnicking in the Garden on a long summer evening with live music is a great Idaho tradition.




Scarecrow-StrollScarecrow Stroll – throughout October

Scarecrows can be found peeping out around the trees and shrubs welcoming guests to the Garden for the Eighth Annual Scarecrow Stroll!



Winter-Garden-aGlowWinter Garden aGlow – opens Thanksgiving Night!

You may have seen the Garden in bloom in summer, but have you seen it glow in the winter?



Partner Events

Plein-AirPlein Air Paint Out 

The Plein Air Painters (PAPI) and the Idaho Botanical Garden invited Garden members, guests, staff, volunteers, and the Board of Directors to the 12th annual painting event at the Garden.


Savor-182x159Savor Idaho – June 10, 2018

In partnership with the Idaho Wine Commission, the Idaho Botanical Garden welcomed back Savor Idaho, Idaho’s premier wine and food event.


25th Annual Koi and Goldfish Show

The Idaho Water Garden and Koi Society is hosting their 25th Annual Koi and Goldfish Show at the Idaho Botanical Garden on Saturday, August 25th 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Everyone is invited to this FREE event!